Small, mighty compact gripper

OnRobot, a producer of robotic end-of-arm tooling, has launched the VGC10 compact electric vacuum gripper, that is designed to addresses the demand for a small, powerful and highly configurable gripper for nearly any application. With no compressor or air supply needed — eliminating the cost, noise, space, and maintenance of producing compressed air — the CVG10 is easy to implement and move.

The VGC10 is smaller and lighter than OnRobot’s VG10 electric vacuum gripper yet offers the same payload of 15kg. Fully integrated software through OnRobot’s One System Solution platform makes it quick to deploy and redeploy on any major collaborative or light industrial robot arm for greater production flexibility.

The gripper also provides fast out-of-the-box deployment, including unlimited customisation, with easily changeable suction cup options and the ability to add or replace arms to fit highly specific application needs. With this configurability, the VGC10 can grip and move a wide array of small, multi-dimensional, and heavy objects even with a lighter payload robot arm.

“We heard from customers that they loved the features of the VC10 gripper but sometimes needed a more configurable, compact version, so we delivered,” said Enrico Krog Iversen, CEO of OnRobot. “The VGC10 is another great example of OnRobot’s mission to be the one-stop-shop for innovative, collaborative end-of-arm tooling that lets manufacturers focus on their application rather than the complexities of the robot.”

Another key feature is the two independently controlled air channels that allow it to act as a dual gripper – with pick-up and release in the same action, further increasing efficiency and reducing cycle time. The gripper can be used with a single air channel for higher gripping performance.