Piab’s clever end-of-arm-tool piCOBOT has so far had almost a decade of prosperity on the market for cobot equipment. The success relates to the unit’s compact yet user-friendly design, precision, and capacity.
Despite its limited weight, only 1.5 lb (720 g), this EOAT is able to lift objects of up to 15.4 lb (7 kg). In 2022, the success was followed by the even more powerful model piCOBOT L, with a lifting capacity of up to 135 lb (6 kg).
Since their respective premieres, piCOBOT and piCOBOT L have been suited to fit several different cobot manufacturers specifically, one of which being Fanuc — a partner from previous adaptations.
“Following our certified piCOBOT and piCOBOT L adaptations for Fanuc’s CR4/CR7 and LR Mate 200 robots, it was natural to apply the same matched setup on their CRX range. And it’s exactly where we have landed today — true plug and play,” said Madeleine Sheikh, product manager of Piab Vacuum Automation division.
The new Fanuc CRX configuration is a full package including a software plug-in, mechanical interface, specified cabling, and compressed-air hosing, which as a whole will support safe and easy-to-use cobot interaction for the end customer. The setup is accompanied by Piab’s ever-expanding range of suction cups and accessories, ensuring tailor-made applications for any context.
“Our fresh piCOBOT and piCOBOT L packages are fully tested, approved, and certified by Fanuc as CRX devices and will be sold as such,” said Sheikh.
Apart from being cobot equipment marketed by Fanuc, piCOBOT and piCOBOT L are fully configurable with the CRX package as a complement to previous adaptations.
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