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Odense, Denmark-based OnRobot, a 2020 RBR50 company, today launched its plug-and-play 2FG7 parallel gripper. The cleanroom-ready 2FG7 parallel gripper is designed for low-volume, high-mix production for different applications, including machine tending, material handling and assembly.
The 2FG7 parallel gripper offers a maximum payload of 11 kg (24.3 lb), an external grip range of up to 74 mm (2.91 in) and a gripping force of between 20-140 N. According to OnRobot, the 2FG7 parallel gripper is smaller than the company’s RG2 and RG6 grippers, but it can handle higher payloads and operate in tight work environments.
Powered by an integrated electric motor instead of external pneumatics, the 2FG7 provides a finger position resolution of 0.1 mm (0.004 in) and a gripping time of 200 mm/s. It also offers grip detection and lost grip detection feedback. OnRobot said the 2FG7 parallel gripper works with its other products and all major cobot arms and light industrial robot arms.
“Our customers asked for a parallel gripper that can handle payloads above 6 kg (13.22 lb) without sacrificing the ease of use that they have come to expect from OnRobot’s products,” said OnRobot CEO Enrico Krog Iversen. He added, “The cost of robot hardware components has declined in recent years, but this hasn’t translated into a benefit to smaller manufacturing companies because the vast majority of industrial robot peripherals remain prohibitively complex and time-consuming to deploy. OnRobot is changing all that.”
The production-ready 2FG7 is IP67 and cleanroom certified (ISO Class 5), which OnRobot said is required for many handling applications in the pharmaceutical and electronics industries. It also complies with ISO/TS 15066 regarding collaborative robot cell risk assessments.
2020 has been a busy year for the end-of-arm tooling provider. Here is a recap of the products OnRobot has introduced throughout the year:
- OnRobot Eyes 2.5D vision system
- OnRobot Sander
- OnRobot Screwdriver
- OnRobot Soft Gripper
- 3FG15 three-finger gripper
OnRobot won an RBR50 Innovation Award earlier in 2020 for its One System Solution, which effectively turns all of OnRobot’s products into multi-purpose solutions that can be attached, programmed, and changed in minutes. It’s another example of OnRobot’s continued innovation and disruption of the EOAT market since it was founded in 2015.
“OnRobot exists to democratize automation by providing manufacturers of all sizes with low-cost, easy-to-use products that empower them to right out of the box,” said Iversen. “The 2FG7 parallel gripper is a powerful addition to OnRobot’s democratizing, plug and produce product family.”