Close×

Robotic end-of-arm tooling producer OnRobot has released its new electric vacuum gripper, ideal for small spaces and highly configurable for a range of applications.

The VGC10 compact electric vacuum gripper is based on the design of OnRobot’s award-winning VG10 gripper, while addressing customer demand for a smaller and lighter option that can offer the same payload of 15 kilograms.

The new gripper is designed for constrained environments and smaller robot arms, and features easily changeable suction cup options, as well as the ability to add or replace arms to fit highly specific application needs.

“The roll-out of VGC10 is timely as Asia Pacific countries are embracing robotic automation at an impressive pace,” said OnRobot general manager, APAC, James Taylor.

“The VGC10 continues our commitment to help local manufacturers embrace automation easily and enjoy quicker returns through its flexible and compact nature, speedy deployment process and increased power”.

It also features two independently controlled air channels for dual gripping, integrated software, and is IP54 rated for harsh conditions.

Packaging News

South Australian packaging manufacturer Detmold Group will produce 145 million surgical and respirator masks at its Adelaide factory to help with efforts against the coronavirus pandemic.

The PKN Pulse survey, conducted in partnership with Matthews Australasia, gives some insight into the current state of the Australian manufacturing and packaging industry.

The PVCA is running a special webinar today which will focus entirely on the government's new $1500 employee wages assistance package.