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Catherine_BernierCatherine_Bernier Posts: 134 Crew
edited May 2016 in Integration
These guidelines can be use for any integration of the 2-Finger gripper 85/140 with any robot model.

Here are some guidelines to determine if your robot can be integrated with a 2-Finger gripper 85/140.

Mechanical Installation

The 2-finger gripper is installed on a robot flange using a coupling. This coupling also has the electrical and communication pigtail cable. In some cases, an adapter plate is required with the coupling.

  • Determine the diameter and bolt pattern of your robot flange (PCD).

  • Check this page to see if the coupling and/or adapter plate required are already available. (See this discussion for more explanation about the use of those components)

  • If you can’t find the right fit, you can use any coupling (most common being AGC-CPL-062-002).

  • Then, use either the blank adapter plate that you will modify for your robot or you can also design your own adapter plate from scratch using the coupling bolt pattern.

*You can always reach out to one of our Robotiq Application Engineer to assist you in finding the right components for your integration.

Electrical Installation

Both the power and the communication are wired through the provided pigtail cable of the coupling. As far as power goes, simply use the right cables (red and black) to plug in your 24V DC power source in your robot controller.


Communication Setup

The 2-Finger gripper communicates in RS-485. So according to your robot, you can either directly use this communication protocol (with a USB converter or not) or you’ll have to use Robotiq Universal controller to convert the signal into another protocol.


The Robotiq Universal Controller enable fieldbus communication between the 2-Finger gripper and the robot controller. Many options are available: Ethernet/IP, Modbus TCP, EtherCAT, DeviceNET, CANOpen, ProfiNet and ProfiBus.

To confirm all the needed component for the best integration possible, feel free to contact a Robotiq Application Engineer.

Let us know your questions and comments below!


Catherine Bernier, Jr. Eng. 
Application Engineer at Robotiq
c.bernier@robotiq.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherinebernier
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