ODENSE, Denmark — OnRobot announced last week that the Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program or LEAP Awards have recognized its One-System Solution with a Gold Award for industrial automation. The company said its mission to make robotic applications faster and easier to implement resonated with the industry professionals on the LEAP Awards’ judging panel. The One-System Solution provides a unified interface for end-of-arm tooling for collaborative and light industrial robots.
Enrico Krog Iversen, CEO of OnRobot, said he sees the prestigious Gold LEAP Award as recognition from an industry ready to embrace systems that break down automation barriers. “With the One-System Solution, we just launched a single robotic system that speeds deployment, making it makes it easy, fast, and cost-effective for manufacturers to build collaborative applications,” he said.
OnRobot integrates end-of-arm tooling
On Robot was established in 2015 and merged with Perception Robotics and OptoForce in 2018, followed by an acquisition of Purple Robotics a few months later. In April 2019, OnRobot acquired the intellectual property of Blue Workforce, a Danish company making grippers and a vision system.
Now, the OnRobot product range features a wide assortment of end-of-arm tooling (EOAT), including electric grippers, force/torque sensors, a vacuum gripper, the award-winning Gecko Gripper, and tool changers. The company said its offerings makes it quicker and simpler to automate tasks such as packaging, quality control, materials handling, machine tending, packaging, assembly, and surface finishing.
The company has offices Dallas, Soest in Germany, Barcelona, Warsaw, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, and Budapest, as well as research-and-development facilities in Los Angeles. It said it plans to grow through further acquisitions.
One-System Solution works with multiple robots
The One-System Solution allows OnRobot’s EOATs to work with leading robot brands including Universal Robots, KUKA, FANUC, Doosan, Techman, Yaskawa, Mitsubishi, Kawasaki, Hanwha, and Nachi. Integration with more light industrial and cobot brands is coming soon, said the company.
All OnRobot products now have an integrated mechanical and communications interface based on the OnRobot Quick Changer. An additional Dual Quick Changer incorporates these same new capabilities while allowing the use of two tools in one cycle, mixing and matching to suit application needs and maximizing robot utilization.
This frees up manual labor from many “dull, dirty, and dangerous” tasks, allowing workers to put their skills to better use with more value-added tasks, according to the company.
About the LEAP Awards
The LEAP Awards recognize the best components and services across mechanical and electrical engineering in 13 categories, with gold, silver, and bronze winners, with honorable mentions.
Dunkermotoren GmbH won silver in industrial automation for its BG 95 dPro integrated DC servo motor, and Advantech won bronze for “Enabling Data-Driven Asset Management” with its WISE-710 Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) gateway.
Maxim Integrated received an honorable mention for “Driving Intelligence to the Digital Factory Edge” with its Go-IO IIoT reference design, as did Universal Robots for “Built to Do More” with its new UR16e collaborative robot arm.
The LEAP awards are supported by WTWH Media LLC’s Design World, Fluid Power World, and EE World publications. Cleveland-based WTWH also produces The Robot Report, Collaborative Robotics Trends, and the Robotics Summit & Expo.