Gecko Gripper

The OnRobot Gecko Gripper at a glance:

  • Special adhesive technology, no mark gripping
  • No compressed air requirement saves maintenance costs and provides faster payback in as little as 5 months
  • Precise, no-mark gripper technology increases productivity in pick-and-place tasks
  • Innovative gecko technology enables gripping of flat, porous objects such as PCBs to extend automation capabilities

Why choose the OnRobot Gecko Gripper

The gecko gripping technology was originally developed in the labs at NASA as a tool for collecting defunct satellites and other space trash, as well as applications on the International Space Station. From these lofty beginnings, the Gecko Gripper serves more earthbound purposes – carefully picking up smooth-surfaced items, or items with holes in their surface which cannot be picked up by a traditional vacuum gripper. The Gecko Gripper uses millions of micro-scaled fibrillar stalks that adhere to a surface using powerful van der Waals forces – the same way that geckos climb. Inspired by nature, the Gecko makes it possible to attach and lift any type of flat and smooth surfaces without compressed air or any external power, using easy gripping technology for Pick & Place applications. Since the Gecko does the lifting without compressed air or any other external power, it gives you a more efficient, cost-effective solution.

Advantages of the Gecko Gripper

OnRobot’s innovative Gecko Gripper revolutionizes human-robot collaboration, as it is the world’s first of its kind – a market-ready adhesive gripping solution that can easily pick up flat and smooth surfaces, e.g., solar panels and metal sheets, as well as more porous surfaces, e.g., printed circuit boards. By eliminating the need for compressed air and hose systems, manufacturing businesses will experience a sizeable reduction in energy and maintenance costs in addition to an improved work environment due to less noise and dust.

Gecko Gripper Features

  • Cost-effective, special adhesive technology
    No external air supply needed, lower maintenance cost
  • No-mark gripping
    Leaves no marks on the glass, no additional cleaning required
  • Unique technology for perforated objects
    Gecko Gripper can handle perforated or porous workpieces, such as printed circuit boards
  • Integrated software
    The gripper comes with pre-integrated software that is easy to install and program, so even employees with no technical background can set it up
  • Payload up to 6.5 kg
    Can lift up object up to 6.5 kg
  • Built-on proximity sensor
    Detect the work piece from a distance

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