Customizable gripper system

Customizable gripper system

September 7, 2018

Soft Robotics Inc.
Automation Material Handling

Cambridge, Massachusetts – Soft Robotics Inc. officials announce that the advanced capabilities of Soft Robotics’ technology are now available on all Universal Robots as a Universal Robots Plus certified product. With today’s announcement, Soft Robotics introduces the Soft Robotics Development Kit — UR+ (SRDK-UR+), the first plug-and-play Soft Robotics customizable gripper system designed specifically for Universal Robots. The SRDK-UR+ will be demonstrated at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, IL from September 10-15, 2018 in the Universal Robots booth (#236861).

The SRDK-UR+ is a one-of-a-kind soft robotic gripping system, specifically designed for Universal Robots. It enables the adaptive handling of unstructured tasks and objects of varying size, shape and weight with a single, integrated and easy-to-use solution. With the SRDK-UR+, users can quickly prototype, test and validate an infinite number of applications, such as machine tending, high-speed packaging, pick and place, assembly and CNC machine automation. This plug-and-play kit enables a new world of collaborative robotic automation, making it easy to configure and deploy solutions.

Soft Robotics designs and builds soft robotic automation systems that can grasp and manipulate items with human hand-like dexterity. Blending patented material science and AI, Soft Robotics unlocks automation for large meaningful markets and labor-starved.

The SRDK-UR+ is now available for pre-order and will soon be available as part of the Universal Robots Plus program, an online showroom that provides cutting-edge products to customize a UR robot application.