Grippers are tools that are used to hold or grasp objects. They are often used in manufacturing, assembly and packaging applications. EOAT is a broader term that refers to any tool that is attached to the end of a robotic arm. This includes grippers, but also other tools such as welding torches, cutting tools, and vision systems.

There are a variety of grippers and EOAT available on the market, each with their own unique features and benefits. When choosing a gripper or EOAT, it is important to consider the following factors:

  • The type of object that will be gripped or manipulated
  • The size and weight of the object
  • The force that is required to grip or manipulate the object
  • The environment in which the gripper or EOAT will be used

Improve productivity and efficiency

Here are some of the benefits of using grippers and EOAT:

  • Increased productivity: Grippers and EOAT can help to increase productivity by automating tasks that would otherwise be performed manually.
  • Improved accuracy: Grippers and EOAT can help to improve accuracy by providing a consistent and repeatable grip or manipulation.
  • Reduced costs: Grippers and EOAT can help to reduce costs by eliminating the need for manual labor.
  • Improved safety: Grippers and EOAT can help to improve safety by reducing the risk of injuries from manual handling.

Types of Grippers

Scotia Automation work with a number of manufacturers such as OnRobot, PIAB and Robotiq to supply clients with various different types of grippers. Available at the moment:

  • Vacuum gripper
  • Mechanical gripper i.e finger
  • Food and beverage grippers
  • Screwdrivers
  • Sanding
  • Welding heads
  • Custom built grippers using PIAB foam
  • Suction cups
  • Pally – specialist software to make palletising of boxes even easier
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