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Why Robotiq is Exhibiting at FABTECH 2012

Samuel Bouchard
by Samuel Bouchard. Last updated on May 05, 2016 5:10 PM
Posted on Nov 07, 2012 3:03 PM. 3 min read time



On November 12-14, Robotiq - booth N6119 - will be exhibiting its Adaptive Robot Grippers at FABTECH 2012 - North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing show. For the first time people from the metal industry will be introduced to the new 2-Finger Adaptive Robot Gripper.

In our booth you will have the chance to:

You can even bring some parts that are challenging your handling application to do a live test. You can also set up an appointment if you want to discuss your application in detail - Click here.


The need for flexible industrial robotic processes has become evident for more and more people in many manufacturing industries within the past months/years. It passed from a "nice thing to have in your business" to a "MUST thing to have on your plant floor". At the core of this mindset switch: competitivity, labor shortages, quality consistency. Here are some examples of companies and clients that I have met in the past few months that clearly illustrate these factors.

Marwood Metal Fabrication

metal-stamping-robot-gripperMarwood is an OEM metal stamping company in Ontario. To stay competitive and become more efficient, the people from Marwood decided to automate a resistance nut welding robotic cell. They had to automate a process which includes over 30 different parts. Having to design several custom robot grippers was a big concern for them. Why invest so much money to see custom tools sleeping on a rack most of the time? With all the costs related to tool changing and changeovers... this is what we call wasteful.

So when they found out about our 2-Finger Adaptive Robot Gripper they were pretty enthousiastic about the flexibility that it provides. So now Marwood Metal Fabrication has a flexible and effective robotic cell with one off-the-shelf Robot Gripper to handle all their parts.


foundry-industry-automationLaforo is a foundry in Quebec. To stay competitive in a tough industry and to fight against today's challenging labor shortage in its manufacturing industry, this foundry decided to move forward with the automation of its inspection cell. Their problem was a bit the same as with the people from Marwood. They had to automate a cell where a lot of different part shapes (circular and irregular) had to be handled in different ways. The idea of efficiency gains through a flexible process quickly became apparent to them.

Once again, having a single Gripper that can handle a wide variety of parts in different ways was the piece of the puzzle that they were looking for.

So if you are from the metal industry (or any other industry) and looking to automate a cell in which robotic handling represents a great challenge contact us at or if your are at FABTECH drop by our booth - N6119.



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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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