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Brooks Automation Launches PreciseFlex Vision Gripper

Embedded vision accelerates deployment of automation in life sciences

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By embedding vision into the widely adopted Servo Grippers, customers save up to three days and thousands of dollars during system design, engineering, and deployment.
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Published:Feb 08, 2024
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CHELMSFORD, MA — Brooks Automation announces the launch of Vision Gripper, which accelerates the adoption of its PreciseFlex™ collaborative robots. By embedding vision into the widely adopted Servo Grippers, customers save up to three days and thousands of dollars during system design, engineering, and deployment.

Advanced functions like Auto Teach are ideal for laboratory sample handling applications, saving time during deployment and again during recovery when changes are made to the lab space. Clear-Check and presence/absence functions enable error-proofing to keep systems running around the clock. Vision Gripper also reads a wide range of 1D and 2D barcodes. Cameras are factory-calibrated and ready to deploy, out of the box.

“Deploying PreciseFlex robots has never been easier or faster,” said Tim DeRosett, Brooks Automation Director of Product. “Vision Gripper is another example of Brooks’ commitment to innovation and delivering more value for our customers.”

Vision Gripper works with a wide range of PreciseFlex collaborative robot models. It is used for micro-localization when PreciseFlex robots are deployed on Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs), further reducing costs and complexity.