Cleanroom-ready parallel gripper

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

ODENSE, Denmark – OnRobot has launched the 2FG7, a cleanroom-ready parallel gripper. The 2FG7 can be deployed within minutes and is specially designed to handle demanding payloads – even in tight spaces.

The new 2FG7 gripper is designed for low-volume, high-mix production and enables fast ROI for many different applications, including machine tending, material handling and assembly.

With a maximum payload of 11 kg, an external grip range of up to 74 mm (2.91 in) and a gripping force of between 20-140 N, the 2FG7 can handle heavy, bulky payloads. The 2FG7’s dimensions (156 x 158 x 180 mm/6.14 x 6.22 x 7.08 in) make it  useful in small work envelopes, where space is at a premium, and in applications with tight quarters for maneuvering.

Integrated with the OnRobot product range and compatible with all major collaborative robots and light industrial robot arms, the 2FG7 allows manufacturers to set up gripping applications quickly and easily. The 2FG7’s ease of use ensures visibility during the deployment process, greatly reduces the need for custom parts and cuts the time to ROI.

Cleanroom certified

The 2FG7 is a production-ready gripper built to withstand harsh manufacturing conditions and applications. In addition to being IP67-certified, the 2FG7 has attained cleanroom certification (ISO Class 5), which is required for many handling applications in the pharmaceutical and electronics industries. It also complies with ISO/TS 15066 regarding collaborative robot cell risk assessments.

The 2FG7 is powered by an integrated electric motor. Users can program force, speed and stroke control settings through a software interface. This makes the gripper suitable for high-mix/low-volume production since it allows for quick and easy settings adjustments depending on the parts being handled.

The precision provided by the 2FG7’s electric motor allows the gripper to provide a finger position resolution of 0.1 mm (0.004 in) and a gripping time of 200 mm/s. For end users, the ability to make precise adjustments to stroke, range and finger position supports flexibility across a wide range of applications.