Air/Vacuum End-of-Arm Tooling(15 companies)
Gripper tools affixed to a robotic arm that use air and vacuum pressure to perform functions such as collecting, lifting and releasing items.
ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation
ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation manufactures end-of-arm tooling for its robotic equipment including three versions of its FlexGripper palletizing gripper for end-of-line applications: the Clamp, which comes in two sizes, is designed for handling cases; the Claw is for heavy-duty, high-speed bag palletizing; and the Vacuum gripper, designed as a plug-and-play extension to the ABB IRB 460 or IRB 660 palletizing robots for cases, can handle 40 kilograms and up to 10 products at the same time.
B&B Packaging Technologies, L.P.
Tooling for B&B’s Robotic LEAP (Line Extension Automated Packaging) is custom designed for combination bag/sack packing and case and slip sheet manipulation. LEAP is an innovative development to automate the packaging process of bags and pouches into cardboard boxes. With B&B’s simple user interface and software, no special programming skill-set required to properly configure pack patterns.
BluePrint Automation (BPA)
BluePrint Automation provides 3-D printed end-of-arm tooling for integration into an existing BPA-supplied robotic end-of-line packaging solution, from concept to production floor in hours. 3-D printed end-of-arm tooling allows for a variety of packaged and naked products to be packed on the same line.
Cavanna Packaging USA
Cavanna designs, manufactures and tests its own toolings from its CARTESIO robotics division. End- of-arm tooling (EOT) equipment is tested on a wide installed base, and also on 3D simulation, bench testing and reliability trials. EOT equipment is designed for easy changeover and a recipe-driven approach. Smart tags reduce failures and boost vertical start-ups after any changeover.
Coval Vacuum Technology, Inc.
COVAL develops customized, on-demand vacuum gripper solutions for automated applications in various sectors throughout the production chain in packaging, food processing and plastic processing. From components for vacuum automation to complete grippers for robots, COVAL’s products are used in a range of applications from the individual handling of objects to complete end-of-line layer palletization.
DMM Packaging, Inc.
DMM Packaging offers end of arm tooling (EOT) with a wide array of end effectors to tackle difficult tasks and increase output without increasing labor. Vacuum and mechanical EOT can be included in the double or single wide Almond Palletizer. EOT on this palletizer can stack quickly without interrupting production, running up to 10 cycles/min. The EOT for this palletizing system helps it successfully achieve repeatable precision stacks.
Gimatic's end-of-arm tooling for robots includes suction cups, vacuum pumps, sensors, and related accessories. These tools allow Gimatic’s customers to handle different objects in various industrial sectors with low energy consumption and reduced downtime.
MWA manufactures custom robotic machinery engineered specifically to meet its customers' product demands. MWA's products include end effectors used as tooling for robotic applications in material handling, tote loading and unloading, tray loading, as well as other robotic packaging and palletizing applications.
ONExia designs and builds custom end-of-arm tooling and grippers for robotic applications that require multiple picks or multi-stage functionality within a single movement.
Pester USA Inc.
End-arm-tooling from Pester can handle applications ranging from insertion of pallets with filled plastic trays in depalletizers to pick-up of trays and carpules via robotic tray loading. Arms feature position control via camera, including rejection function.
Piab has a variety of end-of-arm tooling for both cobots as well as larger industrial robots. As example, 3D printed parts are used to reduce weight and be cobot compatible. This increases the throughput of the robot as the weight of the tooling allows for faster cycles. We offer pre-engineered configured solutions as well as customized tooling to fit the customer's needs.
Sage Automation, Inc.
In addition to being a certified integrator of FANUC robots, Sage Automation also custom builds and engineers EOAT (End of Arm Tools). Pictured here is an EOAT designed to pick a 200 pound stack of flat cartons from a conveyor and palletize it unto a dimpled divider sheet. Custom tools for other applications, such as warehouse automation, are also available.
As small and light corobots with payloads of up to 25 kilograms become increasingly popular with small and medium-sized companies, tailor-made gripper systems can be flexibly adapted to operate doing almost any task. Schmalz offers grippers and vacuum generators for all common cobots and lightweight robots on the market, providing solutions for a wide range of applications. Grippers are designed to integrate easily, and can be used in a wide variety of applications, including depalletizing.
Straub Design Company
The SD-610 tape applicator is an end-of-arm robotic tape application system designed to handle the demands of precise tape placement. The lightweight tape applicator enhances productivity by removing manual application and cutting, instead relying on a robust robotic tool to automate the process. Intended to be mounted on a robot wrist joint, the recommended minimum robot size is 15kg.
Yaskawa America, Inc., Motoman Robotics Division
Motoman has a dedicated in-house tooling group within its Automation Group that provides custom part-holding fixtures as well as end-of-arm tooling. This capability allows customers to deal with Motoman as a single-source for their custom robotic systems and fixtures/tooling – and AG’s involvement assures that the fixtures/tooling will work properly with the robot system. Motoman also provides a single source for custom end of arm tooling that meets application needs. This includes mechanical grippers, vacuum grippers, bottle grippers, and multi-function grippers. Grippers include all electricals and pneumatics.
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