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Robotiq introduces improvements to ‘world’s best-selling’ grippers for collaborative robots

Robot peripherals manufacturer Robotiq says it has improved its 2F-85 and 2F-140 Adaptive Grippers for collaborative robots.

The company claims the grippers are “the world’s best-selling grippers for collaborative robots”.

The improvements are designed to increase robustness, safety, and customizability. 

Both the 2F-85 and the 2F-140 feature many new updates, says Robotiq, while retaining the same key benefits that have inspired thousands of manufacturers to choose them since their launch six years ago.

The new adaptive grippers are less exposed to factory air, dust, and fluids.

Their finger bases have been redesigned to simplify fingertip changeover and ensure a reliable grip. The overall design is smoother and rounder, with every sharp edge removed. Each one also includes an accessories holder near the base.

The new 2F-85 and 2F-140 are connected to Universal Robots’ safety function, making them “more collaborative than ever”, says Robotiq.

Jean-Philippe Jobin, Robotiq’s CTO, says: “We kept the basics of our winning recipe, but improved the final taste.

“Our patented finger design, which enables both internal and external parallel gripping, as well as a unique encompassing grip mode, is key to making these grippers the most flexible on the market.

“This launch builds on the release of our Hand-E Gripper in June. Manufacturers can now choose the best up-to-date Robotiq Adaptive Gripper for their needs.”

Robotiq claims the 2F-85 “remains the top choice” for applications involving heavy objects and high pinch force, while the 2F-140 is ideal for picking objects of almost any size and shape.

The company adds that the Hand-E is “perfect for high-precision tasks and harsh industrial environments”.