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Robotiq’s Gripper URCap Now Supports Multiple Grippers on the Same Arm

Karine Simard
by Karine Simard on Mar 15, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Our popular Gripper URCap for Universal Robots is getting a serious upgrade, just in time for Automate 2017 in Chicago. The new software now allows using several Grippers on the same UR arm.

With the Multi-Gripper URCap feature, manufacturers can optimize their processes further and reduce cycle times - allowing them to increase productivity on their work floor without adding new machines or work shifts.

“This is a useful feature to optimize cycle time, especially for machine tending tasks, where the robot can pick up the machined part from the CNC and deposit the blank part in one movement,” says Nicolas Lauzier, Director of R&D for Robotiq.

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With the new version of the Gripper URCap, our customers can use multiple Grippers on the same UR arm, and configure them right from the graphical interface. No need to write code or use scripts.

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“This feature is useful for maximizing the utilisation of the machine you’re feeding with the robot, whether it’s a CNC, an electronic testing machine, or any other type of machine.” explains Samuel Bouchard, CEO of Robotiq. “With the Multi-Gripper URCap feature, manufacturers get more production out of their machine, and their automation engineer can program it in a breeze.”

See how Continental is using the Multi-Gripper URCap feature for testing electronic boards:

 

Read all the technical details on DoF, and download the new Gripper URCap version on our support website.

If you’re planning to go to Automate in April, stop by booth 1053 and check out our live demo! Set up a meeting with your channel sales manager now.

 

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Karine Simard
Written by Karine Simard
Karine is a journalism-school graduate turned marketer with a side-step in sales and the addition of an MBA to complete her understanding of business. She has documented, marketed and sold products in the high-tech industry, from power monitors to people counters, enterprise software and telecom testing solutions. She cares about team dynamics, marketing and generating quality leads for her teammates in sales. Her mission is to bring sales and marketing teams together into one happy revenue-generating machine.
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