Commercial Applications

We have built a fundamentally new class of robotic grippers that are adaptive, plug and play, repeatable and reliable. Our advanced grippers (technically speaking, they’re air actuated soft elastomeric end effectors) enable industrial applications that previously were off-limits to automation.

From warehouse logistics involving objects of unpredictable size, shape and weight, to advanced assembly currently requiring significant labor and food handling where sanitation and delicate manipulation are important, Soft Robotics soft grippers are designed to excel where conventional robotic technology fall short.

 

 

THE soft robotics SYSTEM

Unstructured, delicate and continuously changing tasks used to represent a challenge to automation. With Soft Robotics actuators, food & beverage and industrial robotics can adaptively handle objects of varying size, shape and weight with a single easy-to-use device, eliminating the need for tool changes and complex vision requirements — and transforming the possibilities of automation.

Our fully integrated system is ready to plug-and-play with the robotics equipment you already have in place. Solutions to difficult automation challenges in industries like Food & Beverage, Advanced Manufacturing and eCommerce & Logistics can be rapidly developed and delivered.

 

CONTROL UNIT

 

Our high-speed (>3 Hz) controller with millisecond precision ensures repeatable and reliable actions. Compatible with every commercial robot controller on the market, the Soft Robotics Control Unit provides turnkey integration; no additional components or control hardware needed.

 

FOOD & BEVERAGE GRIPPERS

 

4  ACTUATOR CIRCULAR FOOD SAFE

Ideal for sorting and packaging applications involving delicate produce and bakery items, like apples or small chocolates. 

 

4 ACTUATOR RECTANGULAR FOOD SAFE

Ideal for sorting and packaging applications involving products like ears of corn, breadsticks, pastries and stand-up pouches.

 

5 ACTUATOR CIRCULAR FOOD SAFE

This high speed configuration excels at handling objects of varying weight, shape and size like dough balls and hamburger patties.

 

INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION GRIPPERS

 

2 ACTUATOR RECTANGULAR

This lightweight configuration excels in compact spacing, bin picking or other areas of closely grouped objects like pens, small cosmetics and small plastics.

Available in narrow and wide spacing. 

 

 

6 ACTUATOR RECTANGULAR

Ideal for handling substantial objects like large bags, bread loaves, large toys/stuffed animals, large pouches and IV bags.

 
 
 

Multiple actuator lengths are available dependent upon the needs of your application.

 

* All configurations can be made for both the Food & Beverage and Industrial Automation product lines. This is only a representation of available gripper configurations. For a full listing, please email us.

 

SOFTWARE

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Our simple-to-use software provides you with full control of all grip parameters including force, actuator spacing and opening width, and the ability to store up to 8 grip profiles.

 
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Soft Robotics Development Kit 2.0

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We know your automation challenges require specific solutions, designed to your application. We also know the value of testing and validating your application with a grasping solution in your own environment, using the equipment you already have. That’s why we designed the Soft Robotics Development Kit.