Camozzi Automation smart gripper integrates an innovative technological concept with the functions of a hand, combining flexibility, efficiency, ergonomics and intelligence all in one device.
It can perceive objects and analyse and estimate their weight, size, and distance.
This research project is developed with IIT Italian Institute of Technology in Genova. It aims to develop a series of products and technologies for the Camozzi grippers of the future.
The gripper is equipped with an integrated sensor system capable of collecting information about the grasped component and the surrounding environment, processing it and implementing appropriate reactions based on the situation.
The goal is to interface the gripper to the cobots on the market in the simplest way - a "plug & play" solution - using the most common communication protocols. This solution would increase process productivity and waste reduction, improve operator and plant safety, and grant greater flexibility and reusability.
It is one of several technological developments toward a smart, innovative, interconnected and eco-sustainable factory.
A 5-SENSE GRIPPER:
SEES Detection of the workpiece to be gripped | Detection of approaching objects
COMMUNICATES Fieldbus communication | Wireless and NFC communication | Visual communication (LED)
ANALYSES Force control | Position control | Speed control | Predictive maintenance | Programmable gestures
PERCEIVES Measurement of the workpiece weight | Measurement of the workpiece size | Anti-slip grip function
CONNECTS Mechanical and electric connection for cobot and industrial plug & play robots
WATCH A VIDEO PRESENTATION OF CAMOZZI SMART PNEUMATIC GRIPPER (Mecspe 2021):