New Scale Robotics, a newly-formed division of New Scale Technologies, Inc., has introduced an electric parallel gripper targeting precision assembly and inspection with collaborative robots. The NSR-PG-10-20 Precision Parallel Gripper is the smallest, most precise smart gripper available for collaborative robots including the UR3, UR5 and UR10 robots from Universal Robots (UR).
“We created this smart electric gripper specifically for agile automation with collaborative robots, using our extensive experience making small mechatronic motion systems,” said David Henderson, CEO of New Scale Technologies. The company has created a new division and website to better reach and serve industrial automation distributors and end users.
New Scale Robotics creates agile gripper solutions that address the fast-growing collaborative robot market, and the need for rapid deployment and re-deployment with minimum engineering effort. The company emphasizes:
- Simple and complete gripper systems that can be installed and begin manipulating parts in a few minutes.
- Application software that is quickly and seamlessly “taught and re-taught” new gripper commands, and synchronizes with robot motion.
- Smart gripper designs that embed sensors and electronics to provide force control, size measurement, and error detection.
- Compact and easy-to-use systems that minimize cables, tubing and external electronics.
The NSR-PG-10-20 meets these goals while specifically targeting small part manipulation using the newest and smallest collaborative robot arms.
At 175 grams, the NSR-PG-10-20 is the lightest and smallest electric parallel gripper available. The modular fingers can be modified to accept a variety of part shapes. Part size can be measured with 30 micrometer precision. The 20 mm stroke provides maximum flexibility. The gripper can handle workpieces up to a recommended maximum of 100 grams.
Price and availability
The NSR-PG-10-20 is available directly from New Scale Robotics at an introductory price of $3,600. The company also plans to offer the gripper through collaborative robot distributors.
About New Scale Robotics
New Scale Robotics (www.newscalerobotics.com) designs and manufactures precision smart grippers and end-of-arm tooling for the smallest collaborative robots. We have more than 15 years of experience and numerous patents in micro motor and motion control system development. New Scale products feature unmatched miniaturization, micrometer-scale resolution, and fully-integrated microelectronics with intelligent firmware. Our customers benefit from high performance, superior ease of use, and fast system integration. New Scale Robotics is a division of New Scale Technologies, Inc. near Rochester, NY.