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Adaptive Gripper introduced to Investment Casting Industry

Samuel Bouchard
by Samuel Bouchard. Last updated on May 05, 2016 4:24 PM
Posted on Oct 03, 2011 2:32 PM. 1 min read time

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Robotiq will introduce its Adaptive Gripper at the Investment Casting Institute's 58th Annual Technical Conference and Equipment Expo at Covington, Kentucky on October 9-12.

We will display in booth (429) the different applications of our gripper for the robotic automation of the investment casting process. Robotic handling of a high variety of fragile and intricate parts is a real challenge through all the production process in this industry: from wax pattern transferring and assembling to final part transfer and inspection.

The Adaptive Gripper is used today by a major investment caster to reduce tooling costs and changeover time. In brief, the gripper represents a real competitive advantage and that is why we are very enthusiastic about introducing it at this event. 

The video below shows how different wax parts can be gripped. As you can see, the Adaptive Gripper is a flexible end-of-arm tool to handle intricate parts and high-mix low-volume production. Its design gives to robots "hand-like" capabilities, ensuring a firm and smooth grip. Through its three articulated fingers and its simple open-close command, the gripper adapts itself to any geometry. It can be easily integrated on any industrial robots.

We look forward to meet and discuss with investment casters and other suppliers at the event!  

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Samuel Bouchard
Written by Samuel Bouchard
Samuel is CEO and co-founder of Robotiq. His mission is to free human hands from repetitive tasks. He is also the author of Lean Robotics: A Guide to Making Robots Work in Your Factory. He lives in Québec City with his wife and four children.
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