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Robotiq launches 3 New Products @Automate

Emmet Cole
by Emmet Cole. Last updated on Apr 09, 2019 4:06 AM
Posted on Apr 08, 2019 1:51 PM. 4 min read time

The Robotiq booth is ready, Automate 2019 has officially opened its doors and it's finally time to share Robotiq's great new products and demos with the world!

Welcome to Robotiq's coverage of our first day @ Automate 2019! 

The booth (#7165) is ready....

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Robotiq's Booth (#7165) Credit: Robotiq

The team from Robotiq is ready... 



...and it's finally time to share our exciting new products with you all!  


Meet AirPick & EPick

AirPick and EPick are Robotiq's new customizable vacuum grippers designed to give manufacturers full control of automation processes, including pick-and-place assembly, packaging, palletizing, sanding and machine-tending.

The EPick in action at Robotiq's booth.  Credit: Robotiq

Suitable for use in a range of industries, Robotiq's new vacuum grippers can handle both uneven and even workpieces made of different materials, such as cardboard, glass, sheet metal (dry) and plastic.  Offering plug-and-play compatibility with all the top cobot brands, AirPick and EPick enable manufacturers to say goodbye to expensive and complicated custom-designed solutions.

You can find more information (including product specifications) about these exciting new additions to Robotiq's gripper family right here.

Knowing you'd want to see these products in action, we've set up some great demos at the show to showcase AirPick and EPick's capabilities.  

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Robotiq's new grippers offer plug-and-play compatibility with the top cobot brands.  Credit: Robotiq

Here, the EPick effortlessly handles a pick & place task involving dry sheet metal...



Here, Robotiq's Catherine Elie talks about our AirPick palletizing demo...



And the action isn't just at our booth!  Our friends at Onexia are showcasing the PalletizUR solution, which combines the AirPick gripper with a cobot from Universal Robots.

Kendra Patton product manager at Onexia is filmed talking about the PalletizUR system at Automate 2019.  Credit: Robotiq

The Robotiq Sanding Kit

We're also very happy to launch our Sanding Kit --the world's first hardware and software sanding solution for Universal Robots cobots. 

Why spend hours programming your robot for finishing applications when the Sanding Kit can reduce set-up and programming time to mere minutes?  Leveraging the capabilities of Robotiq's FT 300 Force Torque Sensor, the Sanding Kit features a built-in path generator for consistent force during each cycle --a key feature in finishing tasks that require material removal. 

Come see the Sanding Kit demo at the Robotiq booth! 




UPDATE: has already picked up the on the news of our new products!  Check out their coverage here.


Stay tuned for more Robotiq product demos, sightings of Robotiq products at other booths and the Bots of Automate... all in our roundup of Day 1 later tonight.  

Coming next:  'Why Cobots Are NOT The Challenge,'  Robotiq's Etienne Samson explores Lean Robotics cell design @Automate 2019 and shares his essential tips for sucessful cobot deployments!



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Emmet Cole
Written by Emmet Cole
A freelance robotics writer since 2006, Emmet is an Economist contributor, and a regular contributor to Robotics Business Review and Robotics Trends. His writing on robots has also appeared in Wired, BBC Future, BBC Focus magazine, Space Quarterly, and numerous other outlets.
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