collaborative GRIPPER GECKO
GECKO GRIPPER – SPECIAL ADHESIVE TECHNOLOGY, NO-MARK GRIPPING
The gecko gripping technology was originally developed in the labs at NASA as a tool for collecting defunct satellites and other space trash, as well as applications on the International Space Station. From these lofty beginnings, the Gecko Gripper serves more earthbound purposes – carefully picking up smooth-surfaced items, or items with holes in their surface which cannot be picked up by a traditional vacuum gripper. The Gecko Gripper uses millions of micro-scaled fibrillar stalks that adhere to a surface using powerful van der Waals forces — the same way that geckos climb. Inspired by nature, the Gecko makes it possible to attach and lift any type of flat and smooth surfaces without compressed air or any external power, using easy gripping technology for Pick & Place applications. Since the Gecko does the lifting without compressed air or any other external power, it gives you a more efficient, cost-effective solution.
BENEFITS and FUNCTIONS of the GECKO:
OnRobot’s innovative Gecko Gripper revolutionizes human-robot collaboration, as it is the world’s first of its kind - a market-ready adhesive gripping solution that can easily pick up flat and smooth surfaces, e.g., solar panels and metal sheets, as well as more porous surfaces, e.g., printed circuit boards. By eliminating the need for compressed air and hose systems, manufacturing businesses will experience a sizable reduction in energy and maintenance costs in addition to an improved work environment due to less noise and dust.