This category highlights companies that manufacture robots, robot arms, and end-of-arm tooling for robots.
Robot & End-of-Arm Tooling Manufacturers
Any tool, accessory or component that is attached to a robot arm to perform a specific function, such as gripping or assembly.
- Air/Vacuum End-of-Arm Tooling
Gripper tools affixed to a robotic arm that use air and vacuum pressure to perform functions such as collecting, lifting and releasing items.
- Articulated End-of-Arm Tooling
- Combination End-of-Arm Tooling
Robotic tools that are affixed to a robotic arm that use any combination of air/vacuum, electromagnetic or mechanical tooling.
- Mechanical End-of-Arm Tooling
Mechanically actuated, servo-driven gripper tools affixed to a robotic arm that use force to collect, lift and release items and perform other functions such as assembly.
Companies that manufacture one or more types of single or multi-axis programmable robots that can be used in a variety of packaging and processing operations.
- Articulated Arm Robots
Articulated arm or SCARA robots feature rotary joints that allow them to rotate, bend, swivel, revolve, and move forward or backward on multiple axes, capable of handling a variety of payloads.
- Collaborative Robots
Collaborative robots or cobots are engineered to work in tandem and interact with human workers that are in close proximity.
- Delta Robots
Robots that consist of three linked arms, usually connected to an overhead base, typically used for lighter payloads at higher speeds such as pick-and-place operations.
- Gantry Robots
Robots that are mounted on an overhead system that usually cover a large area and handle a wide range of payloads and functions from pick-and-place to assembly. Also known as Cartesian, toploaders or linear robots.
- Mobile Robots
Also known as AGV robots or autonomous mobile robots, these devices are designed for locomotion within a plant, typically in material handling applications such as picking from shelves, warehousing and other mobile jobs.