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The 2-Finger 140 Adaptive Robot Gripper Now Commercially Available!

Samuel Bouchard
by Samuel Bouchard. Last updated on May 05, 2016 5:10 PM
Posted on Sep 08, 2015 4:37 PM. 3 min read time

Always driven by the idea of giving manufacturers maximum flexibility in the automation of high-mix processes with a single electric gripper, Robotiq is thrilled to announce the availability of the 2-Finger 140 Adaptive Robot Gripper. We were seeking to complete our 2-Finger Adaptive Gripper line by having a Gripper that could handle different kinds of objects and still have the same flexibility as our other Grippers. The 2-Finger 140 is the right compromise. 

 “The 2-Finger Adaptive Gripper is a very flexible tool that can eliminate costly changeovers and provide significant benefits for many of our customers” - David J. Marak, Application Engineer at Adept

With the exact same principle as the 2-Finger 85, this Gripper with its longer stroke is designed for lighter applications. In fact, with a lower payload, it is purposed for electronic handling, small part pick and place and consumer goods grasping. 

Fully programmable, the new Robotiq Gripper provides:

  • Three distinct gripping modes: Parallel, encompassing and inside grip. We have tried to give the same flexibility to the new Gripper so it was important for us to keep the 3 gripping modes to enable handling of different part geometries including: flat, square, cylindrical and irregular shapes.   
  •   High payload to weight ratio: The Grippers are able to handle parts up to 5kg for the 2-F85 and 2.5kg for the 2-F140 version. 
  •  Precise speed and force controls: Enable the handling of parts of different rigidities ranging from brittle, to deformable, to stiff. The Gripper’s force control has also been enhanced to secure the grip and to be able to grasp fragile objects flawlessly. 
  •  Accurate finger control: Enables fast cycle times through partial open/closing. With such a long stroke, you may want to adjust or reduce the stroke to more closely match your part dimensions to avoid wasting time waiting for the Gripper to complete its whole stroke.  

Taken together, these capabilities make the 2-Finger Adaptive Gripper family a perfect fit for high-mix processes such as: light assembly, sorting and kitting, packaging, machine tending, bin picking and part transfer. 

“Having to design several custom grippers to load a resistance nut welding robotic cell was a big concern. We found the 2-Finger Adaptive Gripper to be a flexible solution to grip all our parts, reduce our tooling costs and eliminate time consuming changeovers” - Steve Spanjers, Director of Engineering at Marwood Metal Fabrication

 As we still strive to enhance our customers experience with our Grippers, we have built an easy to use package that can fit on Universal Robots. This kit is really affordable and can be a game changer when it's time to install your Gripper quickly on a robot. Our 3-Finger Adaptive Gripper and our FT150 Force Torque Sensor might be more advantageous for more complex applications. If you need more information please click on the link below. 



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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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