Product Spotlight for April 2016

FLEXIBLE ROBOT GRIPPERS AND TORQUE SENSOR FOR UNIVERSAL ROBOTS
GIVE YOUR ROBOT THE SENSE OF TOUCH
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Richard Greene Company is featuring adaptive tools designed for Fast, Easy, Plug-and Play integration with the collaborative robots from Universal Robots.  Robotiq makes servo-driven grippers and precise torque and force sensors for EOAT. They provide sensory feedback to allow the robot to make decisions based on part size, weight, insertion resistance, etc.

Assisted by Universal Robots, Richard Greene recently completed on-site Advanced Training for a manufacturer in Southern Illinois. Hands-on training covered programming of the UR robots and the Robotiq adaptive grippers.

The manufacturer had recently purchased a large number of robots and grippers to solve a major problem in their assembly process.

PROBLEM
The manufacturer identified incorrect part picking as a major issue with assembling their product. Relying on conventional error-proofing techniques (pick lights, inspection sensors, etc.) resulted in 100’s of wiring connections with trouble shooting nightmares and prolonged down times.

SOLUTION
Combining the easy to program, collaborative Universal Robots with the Robotiq 2-finger grippers allowed the gears, bearing assemblies, etc. to be picked up and their dimensions gauged by the gripper and sent to the robot. The robot then determines if it has picked up the correct part or not, delivering a consistent pick sequence.

RESULT
Error proofing with Universal Robots and Robotiq grippers greatly reduced wiring and troubleshooting and downtime.

FLEXIBLE ROBOTIQ GRIPPERS DESIGNED FOR UNIVERSAL ROBOTS

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EASY INSTALLATION
Everything you’ll need for a quick installation from hardware to software. This robot and grippers team thrives on fast set up and flexibility.

GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR ROBOT
Grip parts of various size from 0 to 140mm with one gripper. Built in position feedback for part size verification and error-proofing (poka-yoke)

EASY PROGRAMMING
Ready-made gripper programming templates for your Universal Robot from Richard Greene Company.

 

FORCE TORQUE SENSOR DESIGNED FOR UNIVERSAL ROBOTS

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Robotiq’s Force Torque Sensors give your robot the sense of touch. By installing a Force Torque Sensor on your robot, you’ll be able to reliably perform the following tasks:

– Precision part insertion
– Assembly and fabrication
– Product testing

Because it’s a digital signal, the Force Torque Sensor is not affected by surrounding noise and provides a stable, precise measurement of force applied on the process or part.

MADE FOR UNIVERSAL ROBOTS FROM RICHARD GREENE COMPANY
Everything you’ll need for a quick installation from hardware to software.

RELIABLE AND STABLE
FT 300 digital signal is not affected by noise.

Richard Greene handles only the highest quality products. The flexibility, accuracy, reliability, and safety of Robotiq’s grippers and force torque sensors make it a solution we are proud to offer to our manufacturing customers.

Learn more about the outstanding products that we represent. Contact the experts at Richard Greene Company by phone at 800-525-4039, by email at sales@rgreene.com, or on our website.