The Cobot gripper has a wide range of uses in intralogistics, such as end-of-line packaging or pick-and-place applications. Using flexible foam as a gripping surface, the device can safely hold cardboard, boxes and structured components or components with recesses and three-dimensional outer shapes weighing up to eight kilograms. Thanks to its communication technology, it can also be easily integrated into automation environments.
Collaborative robots pose new challenges for their system components: They must be lightweight because they often have lower working loads and must not pose any danger to humans. Schmalz has already taken this into account when designing the new Cobot gripper. Thanks to the increased contact surface and reduced impact forces, the gripper fulfills the requirements of ISO TS 15066, a standard for cooperation between humans and collaborative industrial robots. The additive manufacturing processes used to produce the Schmalz gripper ensure weight optimization and dynamic geometry. This makes it possible to connect the gripper to the small robots with lighter load bearing capacities.