Custom Robot Gripper

Custom Robot Gripper

We partnered with an Australian automation company and supplier of industrial robots to design, build, and install a custom pneumatic gripper to augment an automated pick and place application for the food and pharmaceutical industry.  

Do you need help with a unique challenge?

    Challenge:

    The bespoke gripper module solution required adaptation to the specific, complex task requirements, as well as the specifications of an existing off the shelf robot model. The gripper design needed to consider the payload capabilities of the robotic arm (and gripper). It needed to accommodate the lifting of large, heavy, complex trays from the edge of a conveyor system, whilst keeping the entire lifting mass below 10kg.  

    Outcome:

    We employed an iterative process to validate designs in conjunction with the customer. 

    Following design and prototype manufacture, we assembled and simulated the robotic gripper module to ensure optimal operability.  

    The final gripper module was successfully fitted on site by our automation customer to complete their project.  

    Industry:
    • Food - Beverage
    • Pharmaceutical manufacturing
    Solutions:
    • Project management
    • (FAT) Factory Acceptance Testing
    • CAD Design
    • Stainless-steel manufacturing

    Robotic gripper design can represent a complex and sensitive engineering challenge. 

    While off-the-shelf robots are designed for flexibility to accommodate a range of programmed applications, choice of endofarm gripper, or end-of-arm tooling must be specific to the task required to be performed 

    Gripper design must fully integrate with the robot arm with consideration to function, precision, speed, and payload capacity.  

    Engaging Stafford Engineering’s design thinking and custom engineering capability can help customers unlock the full potential of robotic automation.  

    About Stafford Engineering Australia

    Established in 1986 in Hamilton, New Zealand, Stafford Engineering is a trusted name in the global manufacturing, processing and packaging industry.

    At Stafford Engineering Australia, we tailor bespoke solutions for our clients in the food, beverage, dairy, chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors, delivering exceptional services across the entire project lifecycle, from inception and innovation to management and risk control.

    As a customer-focused consulting firm, our business is built on enduring relationships and a commitment to relentless innovation.

    Contact Us

    To discuss how Stafford Engineering Australia could help your business, give us a call.

    Melbourne
    Melbourne

    28 Mercedes Drive,
    Thomastown VIC 3074

    Sydney
    Sydney

    2/38 Bogan Road,
    Booker Bay NSW 2257

    Melbourne

    28 Mercedes Drive,
    Thomastown VIC 3074

    Sydney

    2/38 Bogan Road,
    Booker Bay NSW 2257

    Custom Robot Gripper

    Custom Robot Gripper

    We partnered with an Australian automation company and supplier of industrial robots to design, build, and install a custom pneumatic gripper to augment an automated pick and place application for the food and pharmaceutical industry.  

    Do you need help with a unique challenge?

      Challenge:

      The bespoke gripper module solution required adaptation to the specific, complex task requirements, as well as the specifications of an existing off the shelf robot model. The gripper design needed to consider the payload capabilities of the robotic arm (and gripper). It needed to accommodate the lifting of large, heavy, complex trays from the edge of a conveyor system, whilst keeping the entire lifting mass below 10kg.  

      Outcome:

      We employed an iterative process to validate designs in conjunction with the customer. 

      Following design and prototype manufacture, we assembled and simulated the robotic gripper module to ensure optimal operability.  

      The final gripper module was successfully fitted on site by our automation customer to complete their project.  

      Industry:
      • Food - Beverage
      • Pharmaceutical manufacturing
      Solutions:
      • Project management
      • (FAT) Factory Acceptance Testing
      • CAD Design
      • Stainless-steel manufacturing

      Robotic gripper design can represent a complex and sensitive engineering challenge. 

      While off-the-shelf robots are designed for flexibility to accommodate a range of programmed applications, choice of endofarm gripper, or end-of-arm tooling must be specific to the task required to be performed 

      Gripper design must fully integrate with the robot arm with consideration to function, precision, speed, and payload capacity.  

      Engaging Stafford Engineering’s design thinking and custom engineering capability can help customers unlock the full potential of robotic automation.  

      About Stafford Engineering Australia

      Established in 1986 in Hamilton, New Zealand, Stafford Engineering is a trusted name in the global manufacturing, processing and packaging industry.

      At Stafford Engineering Australia, we tailor bespoke solutions for our clients in the food, beverage, dairy, chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors, delivering exceptional services across the entire project lifecycle, from inception and innovation to management and risk control.

      As a customer-focused consulting firm, our business is built on enduring relationships and a commitment to relentless innovation.

      Contact Us

      To discuss how Stafford Engineering Australia could help your business, give us a call.

      Melbourne
      Melbourne

      28 Mercedes Drive,
      Thomastown VIC 3074

      Sydney
      Sydney

      2/38 Bogan Road,
      Booker Bay NSW 2257

      Melbourne

      28 Mercedes Drive,
      Thomastown VIC 3074

      Sydney

      2/38 Bogan Road,
      Booker Bay NSW 2257