- OnRobot’s robotic tools facilitates flawless collaboration with industrial robots
- Two of its revolutionary products, OnRobot Screwdriver and the Gecko Single Pad gripper allow ease in flow of processes
Denmark-based OnRobot, a provider of robotic tools for collaborative applications is introducing its One System Solution in India. This system enables seamless integration of OnRobot’s products with a wide range of leading collaborative and light industrial robot brands. Along with the One System Solution, it has launched two new products: the complete plug-and-play intelligent OnRobot Screwdriver and the innovative OnRobot Gecko Single Pad (SP), no-mark adhesive gripper.
The OnRobot One System Solution, which offers a single robotic system, a single platform for programming and training and a single vendor relationship, gives manufacturers access to a full range of tools, full robot compatibility and virtually unlimited possibilities for collaborative applications. It speeds the deployment of robotic applications so manufacturers can save time and money, helping them to reap the benefits of automation.
Complementing the system, OnRobot’s two new products come with a range of features that allow the automation of processes quickly, easily and flexibly.
- With precise torque control and embedded axis, the OnRobot Screwdriver automatically calculates the speed and force required for consistent and accurate screwdriving. The Screwdriver can detect incorrect screw length, which can help improve the overall quality and reduce scrap. It can handle a wide range of screw sizes and lengths from 1.6mm to 6mm diameter, and up to 50mm long. With its simple programming and easy exchangeable bit system, the Screwdriver can be quickly changed over to a different screw size, length or product line in minutes, thus minimising downtime and improving productivity.
- The OnRobot Gecko Single Pad (SP) gripper uses a gecko-inspired adhesive technology for offering precise, no-mark gripping – even for perforated items such as circuit boards or for shiny surfaces without the cleaning process. The technology uses millions of micro-scaled fibrillar stalks that adhere to a surface using powerful van der Waals forces — similar to how geckos climb. The technology requires no compressed air or external power, saving costs and maintenance.
India is expected to have a huge robot adoption and is poised for an industrial automation revolution. Industrial robot sales hit a new record of 4,771 in 2018 – a 39 per cent increase from 2017. According to IndustryARC, the Indian industrial robotics market is estimated to grow at 13.3 per cent CAGR from 2019-2024.
“Businesses are realising the benefits of automation and robotic solutions, more so as the impact from the Covid-19 pandemic sweeps across the globe. Automation adoption is crucial, especially for small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) who have smaller cash reserves and a more limited customer base, making them vulnerable to disruptions. Fortunately, these companies have new options in automation adoption as collaborative applications offer a fast, easy and affordable alternative to bulky traditional industrial robots. This enables SMEs to build flexibility in their production processes, enhance supply chain competitiveness and improve worker wellbeing,” said Niels Ole Sinkbæk Sørensen, Country Manager, South Asia, Southeast Asia & Oceania.