Vacuum cup grippers greatly reduce the risk of marring an object’s finish, make it easy to pick flat objects off a stack and often allow you to expedite operations.
They allow a maximum payload of up to five pounds, and connect to your external 6mm air supply line.
In 2014, Rethink Robotics expanded Baxter’s vacuum cup gripper accessory options to give customers more choice – and more power – in their grippers. The vacuum accessory options are now defined by the Vacuum Gripper Starter Kit, which is required and includes all of the core elements needed to equip Baxter with vacuum control and connect your gripper to the robot, and the optional Vacuum Array Pack, which allows you to add cups or design custom cup configurations for your robot.
These grippers include:
- A sensor that detects air pressure to identify item acquisition
- Vacuum lines
- Interchangeable vacuum cups of varying sizes
- Mounting extensions