Jazz, Interviews, Demos & Vacuum Grippers!

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Highlights of Robotiq’s second day at Automate 2019…

There was a classy start to the morning, Day 2, as the sound of live jazz music greeted us on our way into the hall…

Yesterday‘s product launches —AirPick, EPick, Robotiq Sanding Kit— are generating a lot of interest (See The Robot Report’s story here) and our booth (#7165) has been busy with visitors. We’ve done quite a few media interviews too!

Engineering.com visits the Robotiq booth (#7165) for an interview about our new products. Credit: Robotiq

Here’s brand new video of the polishing application demo running at our booth…

Beyond the Booth

We stopped by OMRON’s booth (#8737) to meet marketing and communication manager Keith Kersten, who explained why Robotiq’s grippers and the TM series of collaborative robots work so well together…

We also visited Doosan Robotics‘ booth (#6573) to grab some video of our 2F-85 gripper in action and won a baseball hat in the process…

We met with Kendra Patton, product manager for the PalletizUR –a collaborative palletizing solution. Our new AirPick vacuum gripper is a key part of the setup…

And we spotted our new E-Pick vacuum gripper in a demo at the Universal Robots booth (#7154)…

We kept our eyes open for other exciting manufacturing tech as we wandered the floor. Check out ‘Cool Tech for Manufacturers @ Automate‘ for five technologies that stood out for us at the show today.

There was a famous visitor to Automate today in the form of R2-D2! (And, in case you’re wondering, yes, the mischevious little robot did have a conference pass)…

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R2-D2 on his very best behavior at Automate 2019. Credit: Robotiq

Day 2 has been a blast. Stay tuned for more updates tomorrow. Goodnight from Chicago!

FInal Day 2
The end of Day 2 at Automate 2019. Credit: Robotiq