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Applied Robotics, headquartered in Glenville, NY, is a leading provider of specialized end-of-arm tooling and connectivity solutions designed to bring greater speed, flexibility and efficiency to automation-based processes. Product sets comprising tool changers, collision sensors, grippers and other end effectors are engineered to serve a variety of markets, including automotive, life sciences and manufacturing. These wrist-down solutions can be found in material handling, assembly, cutting, dispensing, machining and welding applications throughout the United States, Canada, Pacific Rim, Europe, Mexico and South America.

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Applied Robotics, Inc. Adds Vacuum Gripping

POSTED 04/04/2017

Known for High Quality, Reliability and Precision; Applied Robotics, Inc. announces the addition of vacuum gripping to round out their traditional gripper product line.

Glenville, NY -  Today, Applied Robotics, Inc., a leading global provider of robotic end-of-arm tooling and connectivity solutions, announced the expansion of vacuum capability to their line of grippers at the Automate Show in Rosemont, IL. (April 3-6th, 2017). Grippers are what allow robots to do work. A gripper is a robot’s hand, enabling holding, tightening, handling, moving and releasing an object.

In addition to the existing pneumatic parallel and angular grippers; Applied Robotics now offers a line of vacuum managers, modular vacuum grippers, suction cups and custom framing.  Vacuum gripping is the perfect way to handle boxes, bags, automotive body panels, glass and more.  Applied Robotics addition of vacuum gripping solutions fills the final gap in their gripping product line and allows them to tout the ability to help their customers “handle anything”.  

Complementing the expanded vacuum gripping component line are other services such as custom gripper frame design and assembly using Univer GR8 structured aluminum profiles.

“Many times, vacuum grippers need to handle awkward shapes and large work pieces requiring custom framing and we’ve seen there is a need for design and fabrication services for that framing,” said Kevin Drummond, Director, Sales & Marketing for ARI, “Applied Robotics, Inc. is proud to offer these design services and then provide pre-cut kits ready for assembly by the integrator or turn-key tooling, assembled and ready to go.”

For more information, visit Applied Robotics, Inc. this April 3-6 at booth #1262 or at their website.

About Applied Robotics, Inc., headquartered in Glenville, NY, is a leading global provider of robotic end-of-arm tooling and connectivity solutions; specializing in tool changing, collision detection, and gripping applications. Applied Robotics provides industry and application specific solutions to the most challenging automation problems. 

With over thirty years of experience engineering complex robotic and automation equipment, Applied Robotics was the first company to develop automated tool changers and continues to engineer state-of-the-art solutions allowing our customers to stay at the forefront of their respective industries all over the world.