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OnRobot has released its new VGP20 electric vacuum gripper, which provides a powerful and versatile solution for challenging palletising scenarios, including heavy, bulky and porous surfaces.

Large bags of dog food, non-airtight clothing or consumer goods packages, and bulky, porous cardboard boxes are just some examples of the heavy-duty packaging and palletising applications that the VGP20 gripper addresses.

Compatible with all leading robot brands, the gripper can handle payloads of 20kg, making it great for a wide range of applications in industries from cosmetics and electronics to pharmaceuticals and food and beverage.

“Our customers asked for cost-effective, easy-to-desploy vacuum gripper that can pick up heavy-duty payloads, while being intelligent enough to handle a wide range of items,” says Enrico Krog Iversen, OnRobot CEO.

“The VGP20 combines power, intelligence and ease-of-use that competes with expensive, complex pneumatic grippers.”

While pneumatic grippers require compressed air to operate, the VGP20 is all-electric and ready to go out of the box.

The new gripper provides unlimited cup and airflow customisation and multichannel functionality, allowing it to be deployed on multiple items of different shapes and sizes.

Additionally, the VGP20’s built-in intelligence, combined with its easy-to-use software, provides precise airflow control functionality, which allows users to vary the type of grip used in different applications. 

“Efficient packaging and palletising performance is crucial to success for manufacturers, e-commerce and logistics companies, however, labour shortages present an on-going challenge and performing these jobs by hand is both monotonous and un-ergonomic,” says Iversen.

“The powerful and versatile VGP20 gripper enables companies to automate these tasks, providing relief to workers, while improving overall productivity and quality.”

OnRobot is present in Australia through its distributor partners – Mobile Electrics, Scott Automation and Robotics, Collaborative Robots Australia, Auto Controls Systems, Australis Engineering and Diverseco.

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