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Piab’s piCOBOT® Vacuum Gripper Unit

Small and powerful, Piab’s piCOBOT® collaborates with human workers in a variety of applications including kitting of parts, bin picking, feeding and sorting, and robotic pick, place and pack.  The piCOBOT® family of products is a complete solution for the fully automated handling of a variety of items thanks to the automatic tool changer, docking station, and gripper units.

  • Optimized design for high reliabiity

  • Mechanical and electrical interfaces

  • Low weight and low build height

  • Integrated safety related functions

  • Flexible setting options, and optional add-ons available, to perfectly match application needs

  • Vacuum ejector based on patented COAX® technology with integrated controls

  • Choose between a generic electrical interface with several mounting options in accordance with ISO 9409-1 standard or custom made for Universal Robots collaborative robots (UR3, UR5 and UR10)

  • UR software capabilities (URCap) for quick and easy installation and programming

  • Valves with adaptive PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) to reduce heat generation and further improve reliability

  • Extra valve protection (Automatic Condition Monitoring, ACM, function)


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piCOBOT® Tool Changer

The piCOBOT® Tool Changer enables tool changing of end-effectors for increased flexibility when using one robot with a piCOBOT® pump unit for many different tasks.

  • Equipped with a lever to lock or unlock the adapter plate of an end-effector, either manually or automatically, when combined with the docking station for piCOBOT (sold separately)

  • Compatible with the piCOBOT and piCOBOT® L

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piCOBOT® Docking Station

The piCOBOT® Docking Station holds additional end-effectors to facilitate automatic tool changing when using the tool changer for piCOBOT®.  By automatically removing one gripping unit and picking-up another, no human interference is necessary, thereby ensuring a continuous, uninterrupted process.

  • PiCOBOT® can pick up different tools from the docking stations to accommodate for different lifting objects

  • Available in two sizes depending on the depth of the end-effector

  • Docking station is compatible with the piCOBOT and piCOBOT® L

  • Automatic tool changing is achieved when the docking station is combined with the piCOBOT® tool changer (sold separately)

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Adjustable Gripper

  • Flexible and adjustable gripper to perfectly match application needs

  • Optimized design for high reliability and fast cycle times

  • Re-configurable within 2 minutes

  • Flexible and stepless adjustability in suction cup distance

  • Integrated piSAVE® sense technology allowing for single and/or double picking

  • Stepless angle adjustability of individual suction cups for maximum adaption to object surface variations

  • The piGRIP® suction cup (sold separately) is excellent for lifting and handling difficult and heavy bags and pouches with liquids

  • Bellow suction cups with excellent gripping performance on corrugated and porous or surface leaking objects such as cardboard, textured plastic parts and

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Our team of robotic specialists will work with you to find the best solution for your application, performing evaluations through proof-of-concept testing & time studies.  We’ll help you select the ideal applications and then conduct simulations to test and demonstrate that the robot will meet your requirements.

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