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Magnetic Gripper for Collaborative Applications

OnRobot has launched the MG10, a versatile, easy to use magnetic gripper for material handling, assembly and machine tending applications in manufacturing, automotive and aerospace environments. Fully compatible with all major robot brands through OnRobot's One System Solution, the MG10 offers adjustable force and grip detection features for enhanced control.

"Standard magnetic grippers only provide simple ON/OFF functionality. To adjust the force applied, users have to add rubber `feet' to create space between the magnet and the part," said a company spokesperson. "This is a tedious and imprecise process that does not always guarantee perfect results, especially on applications that involve handling thin metal sheets and small metal parts where magnetic grippers often accidentally end up picking more than one sheet or part because the force cannot be adjusted."

"With standard magnetic grippers, almost every time an application or workpiece changes, you have to make manual adjustments," said Enrico Krog Iversen, CEO of OnRobot. "OnRobot's innovative MG10 gripper eliminates all that due to its adjustable force features that enable you to deploy precise material handling applications quickly and easily."

The MG10 comes with built-in grip and sensors for part detection. For applications that involve handling sheet metal-such as machine tending tasks that require robots to lift sheet metal from a stack, place it into a press brake/press bending machine and remove it when the machine has completed its work-this functionality helps ensure smooth, consistent and safe operation. If the robot loses power or has to make an e-stop while performing a task, these features help ensure that there is no risk of dropping the part being handled.

"The new MG10 gripper is ready to take over machine tending, assembly and material handling tasks that were once performed by costly and complex pneumatic grippers. While pneumatic systems require an external air supply, cabling and ongoing maintenance, the MG10 is ready to go out of the box, resulting in reduced deployment costs compared to its pneumatic counterparts," said Iversen.

The MG10 also provides precise and durable handling of objects with abrasive, uneven or perforated surfaces, making it suitable for a variety of applications in the manufacturing, automotive and aerospace sectors. The MG10's multi-magnet set-up means that this gripper can handle a wide range of sizes, weights and parts with odd-shaped geometries.

"There are many applications, such as multi-stage bending press tasks and handling parts with many holes, where vacuum and finger-type grippers simply do not have the intelligence and power to succeed," said the spokesperson. "The MG10 can handle such tasks with ease, whether the workpiece is a metal blank, a punched steel part or a perforated steel sheet."

For more information contact:

OnRobot Americas

222 W Las Colinas Blvd.

Ste. 854E, #120

Irving, TX 75039


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