Features and Benefits

Lightweight 980 grams - Conserves robot-arm payload capacity
- Minimizes geometric interference
- Reduces accelerated inertia
- Enhances safety
Self-contained Minimizes space, wires, and signal noise
Human-scaled - Adaptable to objects scaled for human grasping, such hand-held tools
- Intuitive application development
Low Profile Minimizes torque on robot's wrist and kinematic cross - coupling
Proprietary reconfigurable spreading fingers - Can grasp a wide variety of objects, with a variety of grasp styles
- Allows flexible automation without the increased cost and decreased throughput of tool changers
Patented TorqueSwitch™ mechanism distributes grasp forces Firm grasp, even on delicate and precision surfaces
Two control modes: Supervisory Mode, RealTime Mode Allows robot programmers to issue either high-level commands or close low-level loops outside of the hand
High speed capability - Improved throughput in pick-and-place applications
- Dynamic capture capability
Brushless Rare-Earth servo motors - Lower rotor inertia/fast response
- No brush wear/replacements
- High torque, low mass
- Explosion proof
- Carbon brush particles eliminated
- Vacuum compatibility
All electric - no pneumatics, no hydraulics Clean and quiet — no pumps, no hoses, no seals, no filters, no leaks
Mechanical and electronic intelligence - Low-level hand behaviors automatically ensure secure grasps
- Enables supervisory - style control
Backdrivable palm - spread transmission Fingers readjust to most stable spread configuration
Non-backdrivable finger transmission - Object remains secure without power
- Payload capacity not limited by active squeezing force
Driver specifications provided Enables robot programmers to incorporate hand commands into any C-language program
Manual-override grasp release Target can be freed manually in case of prolonged power loss
Quick mechanical/electric disconnect Quick/simple arm attachment
High-level CPU command interpreter inside hand Simplifies any programing and minimizes I/O traffic
Fast, low-level access to actuator commands and sensor signals Superior programming flexibility
Support for industry standards:
• CANbus
• USB
• serial RS-232
- Standard interface allows easy integration with any host computer
- Open architecture enables software development with any platform or language
All necessary software, cables, DC power supply, maintenance kit, manuals included in base price - System can be checked and used immediately
- Hassle-free installation
Bench-top stand, included with base system Provides convenient platform for testing
Optional low-profile, mounting adapters available for any robot arm Simplifies integration
C-Language command library for PCs masks tedious I/O details Workcell controller can access hand commands immediately
High-speed communications - Enables flexibility to communicate with a wide variety of devices and computers
- Enables realtime control from user's PC
Optional Fingertip torque sensors - Enables direct fingertip torque sensing
- Enables finger self-preservation
Optional 96-cell tactile sensing across fingers and palm. Enables mapping of pressure distribution with precise localization
Warranty Twelve-month standard warranty covers materials, labor and software upgrades (extendable up to 4 years)
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