The Any-Mount is the connection between the tool flange of the robot and the gripper lip. We have made it as a modular structure, giving you freedom of choice over what actuates which gripper lip and to use it with basically any robot. The Any-Mount consists of 4 elements, the Mounting Rig, the Tool-flange Adaptor, the Actuator Insert and the Lock Ring.
There are no tools required for interacting with our grippers during daily operations, be it change of job or cleaning procedures. Thanks to the hands-only Lock-ring, a bit of elbow grease is all that’s needed to remove the gripper lip and actuator, leaving the drip-free Mounting Rig on the robot.
Robot tool flange designs and dimensions are vendor specific. But the only thing you have to exchange when switching robot is The Tool-flange Adaptor. We supply adaptors for a list of the most common robot vendors. In case your robot isn’t covered or otherwise, we’ve shared the CAD data necessary for you to make your own.
First and foremost The Gripper Company, provides a novel concept of bionic end-effectors for industrial material handling robotics. Each of our gripper solutions are instances of a modular platform, making them inexpensively configured for optimal performance under given circumstances.
The Gripper Company is founded by the Danish Hjørnet family, with more than three decades of expertise and competence in bionic gripping technology incorporated. We have developed and integrated robotic automation solutions across industries, from food manufacturing to waste management to appliances. With many years of hands-on experience, we are now ready to offer our unique gripping technology as commercially available for the automation industry at large.
TGC are on a MISSION to make reliable, intuitive and affordable gripping solutions in a sustainable fashion.
We will, cost-effectively, offer the right tool for the job, by applying platform thinking in every level of our design process. Our solution allows any configuration of lip type and actuation method to be mounted on any robotic manipulator. We will continuously expand the platform by adding new methods of actuation and creating more types of lips.
The lips are designed according to bionic principals, giving their gripping mechanism a self-compliance of fluid mechanical forces. Each lip type is in itself a modular platform, with the option to build a lip with job specific properties, before ordering the final design.
We are determined to keep the environmental impact of our solutions to a minimum. Our customers are kindly asked to, and financially rewarded for, participating in a lip-return-system. Thus, we will make sure every part is sorted and properly recycled.
The Gripper Company have a VISION of offering a greater opportunity for automation to meet the growing requirements of increased productivity and lack of manual labor. We envision a future where the cost of living is significantly reduced through a much higher degree of automation in industries like food manufacturing, parcel handling and waste management. We want to access the handling solution in the most sustainable and environmentally gentle way possible without losing the careful gripping touch. This will be done though intensive product- and material development, all in support of The UN world goals.
The lip is made in an elastic material and has a symmetrical four-point grasp, designed with bionic self-compliance. The fingers can be solid or reinforced with a rod, enabling them to conform around or press in at a workpiece, respectively. Fine ripples on the tip of the fingers, secures a grip on hard smooth surfaces, even when wet. The lip can be fitted with control bands for additional compliance, or left hollow with room for larger workpieces.
The Four Fingers Lip is inherently well suited for organic inputs and has a wide capability span. With the right configuration, it will successfully handle workpieces varying from soft cup cakes, to plant-plugs or odd-shaped pears.
The lip has a build-in self compliance based on principals of bionics, which allows it to handle objects, of significantly variating size and shape, in a gentle yet secure and timely manner. This makes the lip ideal for solving jobs with an organic or irregular input, such as food manufacturing, agriculture or waste sorting.
We want the lip to do your specific job with optimal efficiency. As a modular configurable platform solution, each module modify a structural element of the lip. You configure the modules for the job to do.
The Four-Fingers Lip has 3 Configuration Modules; a Material Module with 2 configurations, a Kernel Module with 2 configuration and a Finger Module with 2 configuration . Resulting in 8 unique configuration builds with different use case capabilities.
The compliance originates from a unique structural design of the lip, made of an elastic material, enabling it to stretch and contract in all the right places. Hereby, during a pick-up motion, when the actuator starts to contract, the lip begins to conform around the workpiece at specific points for an optimal grasp. Then, as the piston hits the end, the elastic material is near instantly pulled fully together and the workpiece is held firmly in place.
Returning the workpiece applies the forces of the bionic compliance in exact reverse order, making it a highly predictable and easily controllable motion. It’s possible to either just relax the material or, push the piston all the way to the opposite end and expand the lip outwards. The former option gently drops the object from the grasp of the lib. Where as the latter actively pushes the object out of the lip and sends it flying or squeezes it into a tight fit. Thus, with careful timing, the placement is done with grace and accuracy
Silicone is more environmentally friendly than other types of plastic, as silicone do not emit anything to the environment. It does, however, rise the dilemma that Silicone is much more doable than plastic in the environment. Silicone endures extreme fluctuations in temperatures – from very cold to very hot – without melting, cracking or otherwise degrading. That is why there are companies all over the word specialized in recycling used silicone products. We just need to bring it to them and not just throw it away, but kept for use in alternative applications.