Piab offers a Kenos KCS vacuum gripper, which enables a collaborative robot (cobot). This makes it a ”co-working” tool, especially for small businesses, where flexibility is essential. The vacuum gripper cobot was originally developed together with a leading cobot manufacturer as a tailor-made automation tool for one customer.
Combining Piab's proprietary air-driven COAX technology for efficient vacuum ejection with an easily replaceable technical foam that molds itself around any surface or shape, the Kenos KCS gripper can be used to safely grip, lift and handle any object. Standard interface (ISO) adapters enable the whole unit to be attached to any cobot type on the market and, with a body made in a lightweight 3D printed material, it can be moved to perform different jobs in different parts of a production site, warehouse or other setting.
A quick-change system allows the same unit to be fitted with a special gripper for plastic bags. A simple twist and a secure locking mechanism enables the Kenos KCS gripper to be configured and ready for new tasks within seconds.