Closed-loop robotic gripper
The intelligent closed-loop direct-drive smart gripper is designed to deliver precise gripping capabilities with a powerful programming interface, as well as easy integration with most commercially available robots.
Smart Gripper 2.1 intelligent closed-loop direct-drive smart gripper is designed to deliver precise gripping capabilities with a powerful programming interface, as well as easy integration with most commercially available robots. The gripper features accurate robotic finger positioning, adjustable grip force, easy installation and requires no external controller. The gripper uses a universal operating platform and closed-loop encoder-based robotic finger positioning. Its fingers can be designed by the company or the user. The gripper is operated using discrete 24 Vdc signals for use with any robot controller. The user pre-programs motions into its non-volatile memory for later recall triggered by the robot controller’s discrete output lines. Up to 32 programs can be selected using the gripper’s five discrete input lines. The gripper can provide status back to the robot controller using the gripper’s three discrete output lines.
Applied Robotics Inc.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey