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GRIPKIT-E

GRIPKIT is the turnkey handling solution for Universal Robots. It is based on Weiss Robotics' high quality gripping modules that prove their high robustness and reliability day by day in industrial automation. GRIPKIT contains everything you need to realize handling and manipulation tasks within minutes. GRIPKIT is available as servo-electric or smart pneumatic version and is fully compatible to all Universal Robots models. The servo-electric GRIPKIT-E series provides you a force and position controlled handling solution without the need of compressed air.

If your application requires the power and simplicity of a pneumatic gripper, you may have a look on our GRIPKIT-P series


Features and benefits

The GRIPKIT-E series is based on Weiss Robotics' industry proven ultra-compact servo-electric gripping modules. GRIPKIT-E is available in two sizes covering a gripping force range from 7.5 to 200 Newtons. It is the clever choice for a reliable handling of different parts with a similar geometry. With the integrated force control, it even allows a reliable gripping of brittle, fragile and flexible parts.

Reliable mechanics

GRIPKIT-E is realized as a parallel gripper combining generously dimensioned and maintenance-free linear guides with a high torque brushless servo motor. With its high precision and robust construction and 20 million gripping cycles guaranteed, GRIPKIT-E is able to perform hassle-free in 24/7 applications.

Integrated Controller

The GRIPKIT-E series grippers contain a high performance motion processor that adds leading edge technology to your gripping process. Advanced control algorithms designed for highly dynamic and precise force/position control ensure excellent gripping results in every situation.

Part detection and monitoring

The gripper automatically detects whether a part has been gripped or not and is able to monitor the grip during the whole handling process. This ensures a reliable handling process without the need for any external sensors.

Force control

The gripping force can be adjusted for perfect handling results. It is constantly controlled during the handling process using a high performance model based force control algorithm, which allows the safe handling of even sensitive workpieces.

Seamless Integration of up to 8 grippers

With the provided easy to use URCaps Plugin, GRIPKIT-E integrates seamlessly into the Polyscope software. GRIPKIT-E supports up to 8 grippers connected to one robot, giving you the freedom to realize even the largest projects.

Turnkey solution

The GRIPKIT-E series contain everything you need to realize a pick & place application within minutes. It includes the gripping module itself as well as an electrical interface converter to connect it to the robot controller, the mounting plate to mount the gripper onto the robot arm and all the necessary cables and screws. Just unpack, mount it to your robot, install the URCaps Plug-in and start gripping!


How does it work?

Just mount the gripper to your robot arm and connect it via the supplied cables and the interface converter to your robot's USB port. Plug the provided USB flash drive into the teach pendant of your robot and install the URCaps plug-in. Now you can either choose one of the provided examples from the USB flash drive or simply start with your own program from scratch. All these steps are described in detail in the GRIPKIT operating manual, too.


URCaps Plugin

Seamless integration

The URCaps plug-in provided with GRIPKIT has been designed to seamlessly integrate into the Polyscope software environment that runs on the UR controller.

No script code

As it provides graphical commands for gripping, releasing and state control of the connected grippers, no special script programming knowledge is required.

Simple configuration

The Plug-In allows the comfortable configuration and control of up to four different workpieces per gripper. Give your workpieces meaningful names to easily identify them later during programming and operation.

Teach your workpiece


GRIPKIT comes with a unique function that allows you to intuitively teach the grip parameters for your your workpiece. This is as easy as moving the gripper fingers manually to your workpiece.

Increase your flexibility

GRIPKIT supports the simultaneous operation of up to 8 grippers on one robot controller. As the plug-in is the same for all GRIPKITs, you can mix pneumatic and electric grippers of all types. In addition, offline programming without connecting the grippers physically is supported.

Technical details

Includes a URCap plugin:

Yes

Compatibility:

UR3, UR5, UR10
CB3.1

Software version required: 

3.3.4.310 or higher

Certifications and standards:

2014/30/EU — Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC)
2011/65/EU — Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances (RoHS)
ISO 12100-1/2 — Safety of machines, basic concepts, general principles for design)

Dimensions:

GRIPKIT-E1: 55 x 41 x 45 mm (gripper only)
GRIPKIT-E2: 76 x 60 x 63 mm (gripper only)

Kit contents:

Gripper Module
Interface Converter DC-IOLINK
Mounting Plate Gripper to UR
Cables and mounting material
USB Flash drive with URCaps Plug-In, Examples, Documentation
Printed operating manual

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