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 Your first Soft Robotics application:  “Apple Handling”

 
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Expand the possibilities of robotic automation with the Soft Robotics Inc. end-of-arm tool system. Our one-of-a-kind soft robotic actuators enable industrial robots to adaptively handle objects of varying size, shape and weight with a single integrated and easy-to-use device.

Getting Started


Inside your Soft Robotics Development Kit you’ll find everything you need for an almost infinite set of finger configurations and spacings to test and validate the ideal Soft Robotics solution. Each development kit comes with everything you need to set up and run your first Soft Robotics application in under an hour. It is recommended that you run this Apple Handling application on your robotic system in order to experience the power of this technology firsthand

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in your kit

 
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• Proprietary Soft Robotics Control Unit that controls all software and hardware with one turnkey pneumatic system

• 5 Soft Robotic modules that can arrange to create any configuration from two to five fingers

• All necessary tubing and connectors

• Four and Five Position Tool Hubs offer even further customization of Soft Robotics module placement and spacing

• Universal mounting plate to integrate seamlessly with your current robotics

• USB with software downloads and everything you need to take Soft Robotics for a test drive

 

How to set up your
end-of-arm tool

 
 
 
 
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step-by-step
set up

 

—  BUILD IT  —

STEP 1 Connect the pneumatic manifold to the pre-configured gripper.

STEP 1

Connect the pneumatic manifold to the pre-configured gripper.

STEP 2 Connect each actuator to the pneumatic manifold using the supplied 6 mm tubing. Any unused manifold ports should be plugged using the provided 6 mm push-to-connect plugs.

STEP 2

Connect each actuator to the pneumatic manifold using the supplied 6 mm tubing. Any unused manifold ports should be plugged using the provided 6 mm push-to-connect plugs.

STEP 3 Attach the pre-configured gripper to your robot.

STEP 3

Attach the pre-configured gripper to your robot.

 

— SUPPLY IT —

STEP 4 Locate a flat surface within 3 feet of the robot and mount the Soft Robotics Controller Unit (SRCU) in place

STEP 4

Locate a flat surface within 3 feet of the robot and mount the Soft Robotics Controller Unit (SRCU) in place

STEP 5 Connect air supply to the SRCU “P” supply port.

STEP 5

Connect air supply to the SRCU “P” supply port.

STEP 6 Connect the SRCU “A” output port to the 10mm pneumatic manifold to supply air to the end-of-arm tool. You will need to use the 10-12mm coupler to link the 12mm output tubing with the 10mm manifold tubing.

STEP 6

Connect the SRCU “A” output port to the 10mm pneumatic manifold to supply air to the end-of-arm tool. You will need to use the 10-12mm coupler to link the 12mm output tubing with the 10mm manifold tubing.

 

— POWER IT —

STEP 7 Power SRCU by connecting the white wire to 24 v DC and the brown wire to 0 v DC. Connect the trigger wire (green) and three slot select wires (yellow, grey, and pink) to the digital I/O of the robot controller, taking note of the I/O port numbers the wires are connected to so that they can be inputted into the robot program.

STEP 7

Power SRCU by connecting the white wire to 24 v DC and the brown wire to 0 v DC. Connect the trigger wire (green) and three slot select wires (yellow, grey, and pink) to the digital I/O of the robot controller, taking note of the I/O port numbers the wires are connected to so that they can be inputted into the robot program.

STEP 8 Connect power IO cable to SRCU, making sure to align the key groove.

STEP 8

Connect power IO cable to SRCU, making sure to align the key groove.

STEP 9 Trigger the gripper’s open and close functionality and see for yourself how plug-and-play actuators can transform your robotic automation.

STEP 9

Trigger the gripper’s open and close functionality and see for yourself how plug-and-play actuators can transform your robotic automation.

Additional documentation and guides

 

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