OnRobot's latest cobot gripper targets heavy loads

March 30, 2021
The VGP20 electric vacuum gripper allows cobots to move payloads of up to 44.09 pounds and is compatible with all leading cobot brands.

VGP20 OnRobot’s VGP20 electric vacuum gripper allows cobots to move payloads of up to 44.09 pounds and is compatible with all leading cobot brands. Designed for heavy-duty palletizing applications, its cups and airflow can be customized, allowing it to grip multiple items of different shapes and sizes. The gripper’s easy-to-use software precisely controls air flow, allowing users to vary the device’s gripping force to accommodate delicate items or bulky, heavy boxes.   

What’s new? The VGP20 gripper, which OnRobot says is the world’s most powerful electric vacuum gripper for palletizing tasks. 

Benefits Strength, versatility and cost-effectiveness. The gripper can handle bulky items, those with irregular shapes and porous surfaces. The VGP20 can take on jobs that have traditionally been handled by pneumatic grippers at a fraction of the cost. The VGP20 is all-electric and ready to go out of the box, allowing companies to save as much as 90 percent on operating and maintenance costs compared to traditional pneumatic gripper setups. 

OnRobot Americas, Irving, Texas, 469-586-8384, www.onrobot.com