The Gecko Single Pad (SP) Gripper brings the innovative Gecko adhesive gripper technology to small-footprint applications that were previously impossible to automate. The gecko-inspired adhesive technology offers precise, no-mark gripping, even for perforated items such as circuit boards or for shiny surfaces, without the cleaning process.
Gecko SP gripper offers no-mark automation for flat, shiny, and perforated work pieces without electricity or air supply required. The Gecko SP is available in three sizes; SP1, SP3 and SP5 named after the gripper’s payload in kilos, featuring ability to lift a wide range of flat, smooth, shiny or perforated surfaces. Because the technology doesn’t mark even high-shine surfaces, it eliminates the need for a cleaning step in manufacturing processes, saving time and improving output. Similar to its larger sibling, the Gecko SP can grip even perforated work pieces such as printed circuit boards, aluminium mesh or head gaskets.
|Detachment time||100 - 1000 (depend on robot speed)||[ms]|
|Holds workpiece on powerloss?||yes, for days if well centered|
|Dimensions (HxW)||69 x 71||[mm]|
|Pads general properties||Unit|
|Material||Propriety silicon blend|
|Wear properties||Depends on surface roughness||[cycles]|
|Cleaning systems||1) OnRobot cleaning station 2) Silicon roller 3) Isopropyl alcohol and lint-free cloth|
|Surface Characteristics||Matt finish||Highly polished||N/A||Note: Smoother surfaces require less preload force for a desired payload force|