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New 2-Finger 85 Gripper Package for Universal Robots

Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
by Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette. Last updated on Jan 15, 2016 4:11 PM
Posted on Nov 27, 2014 9:49 AM. 3 min read time

With the recent release of the 2-Finger 85 Adaptive Gripper and the perfect fit that it makes when it is teamed up with Universal Robots, we thought it was a good idea to put together a complete package for the UR users. 

universal robots mechanical gripperEasy installation, great look, low cost, enhanced force, programmable speed and position are all specifications that power the Universal Robots platform. The goal of this kit is basically to help the end user with integration. In fact, as there are a lot of different kinds of grippers out there and it is hard to determine if they will work well on a given robot. This is why it is best to go with a proven concept. 

What's in the box?

Robotiq provides all you need to fit the Gripper on the UR robot without having to ask yourself  'Am I missing something?' ! From the Gripper itself to the communication cable and UR drivers, this package puts together an all-inclusive setup which can be a turnkey solution for your particular application. Included in the kit are:

  • 2-Finger 85 Adaptive Gripper: This new Gripper is provided with enhanced force, as well as programmable speed and finger positions. The Gripper also comes with silicone fingertips. 

  • Mechanical Coupling: The coupling between the Gripper and the robot with the appropriate bolt pattern for UR. This reduces the risk of having to manufacture your own coupling and possibly making mistakes. Note that the coupling is necessary to power the Gripper. Screws to fix the coupling to the robot wrist are also provided. 

    universal robot robotiq kit 

  • Device Cable and Communication Adapter: To power the Gripper and establish proper communication, Robotiq provides a cable that goes from the Gripper directly to the robot controller. We also have an installation video to help you easily figure out the exact connections. 

  • USB flash drive: This includes all the required drives and files required to program your UR. The USB stick is inserted directly into the robot teach pendant.

The coolest thing about this package is that some sub-routines are provided with the Gripper. This allows you to program your robotic cell really easily. Since the force, speed and position are also programmable, you can build your own custom programs starting from the sub-routines provided. 

With all this, there is no doubt you are ready to go with your Universal Robots. Note that both UR5 and UR10 are compatible with the 2-Finger 85 UR Kit. Learn more about this new kid on the block the 2-Finger 85 Adaptive Gripper in the link below.

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Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
Mathieu is a production engineer at Robotiq, where he constantly strives to optimize the production line for Robotiq Grippers. He enjoys discovering new robotic applications and sharing what he learns on Robotiq's blog.
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