Subscribe

Latest Blog Post

top 5 collaborative robot key performance indicators

New Ebook: How to Choose the Right End Effector for your Application

Guillaume Robert
by Guillaume Robert on Sep 17, 2013 3:03:00 PM

describe the image

Nowadays, industrial robots are part of many manufacturing processes and aspects of production are improved by using them. Their repeatability and consistency improve product quality by reducing scrap. Moreover, they help save money because they can work non-stop during long periods of time. Since they are fast, they also reduce cycle time. All these facts prove that robots are valuable assets for manufacturers.

Often neglected, end effectors are a big part of successful robotic applications. A robot arm alone can hardly accomplish the job. End effectors can provide you the flexibility needed for actual and future applications. 

However, choosing the right end effector is also a big challenge. Which kind of robot gripper is more suited for a bin picking application or a machine tending application for example? What if my parts are fragile or heavy or perforated? Making the right choice is often not easy.

This is why we have put together the following information, to help you make the right choice for your application.

In this ebook you will find:

  • An introduction to the family of end effectors
  • Pros and cons for each end effector family
  • A detailed list of things to consider when it is time to choose an end effector; including the definition of your needs, purchase costs and operational costs.

how-to-choose-the-right-end-effector-for-robotic-application

Leave a comment

Guillaume Robert
Written by Guillaume Robert
Connect with the writer:

Related posts

The 3 Ways to Automate a Sanding Task

What's the best way to automate a sanding task? Material removal is vital for many manufacturing processes, but it take a lot...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill - April 30, 2019
Let's Start a Conversation about Finishing...

 Catherine Elie showcases Robotiq's new Sanding Kit as we get ready to delve into the world of sanding, polishing, deburring...

Emmet Cole
By Emmet Cole - April 25, 2019
15 'Facts' About Robot Integration That Everyone Thinks Are True

Integration… It's hard, right? You need an integrator, years of robotics experience, lots of time… Nope! These common "facts"...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill - May 8, 2018