Robotiq Hand-E Adaptive Gripper
Montreal-based Robotiq added Hand-E to its line of adaptive grippers. Hand-E is an electric gripper designed for Universal Robots collaborative robot arms being used in industrial applications. Like Robotiq’s other adaptive robotic grippers, the 2F-85 and 2F-140, Hand-E gives users full control over its position, force and speed. The plug-and-play gripper integrates with Robotiq’s Wrist Camera and FT 300 Force Torque Sensor.
“We wanted to create a product that fits any manufacturer’s needs and allows them to start production faster,” said Robotiq CTO Jean-Philippe Jobin. “Hand-E comes with a 3-fingertip kit so automation engineers can easily integrate the gripper in their application. Its compact and ergonomic shape makes collaborative robot hand-guiding safe and easy.”
There are two major differences with Hand-E: its high accuracy and 50mm parallel stroke are well-suited for precision assembly tasks, while the 2F-85 and 2F-140 excel at manipulating bigger items. And Hand-E’s sealed design
ensures reliability in the tough conditions. Robotiq said Hand-E can be set up in 10 minutes.
Robotiq recently noted it’ll sell its 10,000 product by the end of 2018.