OnRobot Announces New Grippers and D:Ploy Collaboration

June 25, 2024
Two new electrical grippers for heavy-duty, collaborative robot applications were announced at Automate 2024 in addition to the new AutoPilot machine tending software for D:Ploy developed with Ellison Technologies.
As cobot payload capacities have grown, so has the need for cobot end of arm tools (EOAT) to grow with them. In response to this, OnRobot has released to new grippers—the three-fingered 3FG25 and the 2FG14 parallel finger gripper.
The 3FG25 gripper can handle payloads up to 25 kg and the 2FG14 can carry up to 14 kg payloads. Both grippers are electric and lightweight.
According to OnRobot, no other electric grippers in this payload range offer “an all-round plug-and-produce experience, including fingers with multiple configurations, flange adapters, cabling and comprehensive software that removes complexity of robot programming.”
Collaboration with Ellison Technologies
OnRobot also announced a collaborated with Ellison Technologies, a supplier of advanced machining systems and software, on the AutoPilot machine tending system powered by OnRobot’s D:Ploy. AutoPilot is designed to “simplify the process of deploying and redeploying CNC machine tending applications,” according to OnRobot.
D:Ploy is an automated platform for building, running, monitoring and redeploying collaborative robot applications. See Automation World’s coverage of D:Ploy.
“Companies racing to plug labor gaps and meet growing demand in an uncertain economic climate can’t afford to spend weeks deploying and redeploying CNC machine tending automation,” said Greg Haley, vice president of Automation at Ellison Technologies. “D:Ploy decreases the programming complexity and makes part changeover a snap. This puts automated CNC machine tending in reach for more customers than ever, even those with high-mix, low-volume part runs.”    
In the video below, Enrico Krog Iversen, CEO of OnRobot, highlights OnRobot's new grippers in comparison to their previous versions and demonstrates the AutoPilot machine tending system.
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