OnRobot has released a 3FG15 three-finger gripper with a 150 mm stroke as an alternative to bulkier and less-flexible three-finger grippers currently available. The new gripper excels at heavy-payload machine-tending Source: OnRobotSource: OnRobotapplications that require high precision and flexible handling.

The 3FG15 makes previously hard-to-automate precision handling of cylindrical parts easy to program and deploy, and provides flexibility for a wide range of part sizes. The innovative three-finger design with a 15 kg (33 lb) payload provides a strong, stable grip for both form fit (internal) or friction fit (external) gripping, adding flexibility to any implementation.

The gripper’s design, specifically developed for machine-tending tasks, automatically centers workpieces, resulting in a strong, stable grip and precise placement in machine chucks. With a gripping force from 20 N to 240 N, the 3FG15 competes with much less flexible finger grippers.

The gripper is also ideal for packaging and palletizing applications, and is seamlessly compatible with any major collaborative or light industrial robot arm through OnRobot’s new One System Solution, the platform that provides a unified mechanical and electrical interface between the robot arms and any OnRobot end of arm tooling (EoAT).

To contact the author of this article, email GlobalSpeceditors@globalspec.com