Robots with gripper arm: highly modern and individually programmable
Robots used to be considered mere science fiction products, but now the modules have established themselves as intelligent aids in industry, agriculture, logistics and other sectors. Since a robot gripper arm can perform certain tasks much more precisely and efficiently than a human, entire operations are now being taken over by the devices. However, robots with grippers are not only used in connection with commercial work. You can also make use of these practical machines in the private sector. Tip: In the Berrybase online shop, you can find various state-of-the-art robots with gripper arms that are guaranteed to meet your individual needs, including even a robot kit that can be used in conjunction with a Raspberry Pi.
What is a robot gripper arm?
A robot gripper arm is a pneumatic or electric construction that is used to grasp, hold and move objects. In terms of its function, the device is thus very similar to a human hand. However, there are also models that have vacuum grippers with compressed air pumps, which has the advantage that the robot can also hold heavier objects. Robots with gripper arms are individually programmable, so that entire systems can be automated and processes accelerated with the modules. So-called cobots are often used, which are particularly user-friendly robots that interact directly with humans without protective equipment.
What is a robot arm used for?
Robots with grippers can be used in many different ways. In particular, such machines are often used for assembly line production, assembling and sorting products, separating waste and harvesting crops.
But robots with gripper arms are also being used more and more in the private sector, for example as automated helpers in the household or simply for various experiments and DIY projects. Both the six-axis "myCobot 280 Robot Arm" from Elephant Robotics and the Arduino-controlled robot with gripper arm "Tinkerkit Braccio" are ideal for this purpose.
What should you consider when buying?
Before you order a robotic arm, you should consider what purpose it will serve. Depending on the area of application, the device you choose may have to fulfil some important, special requirements, for example with regard to the number of axes, the maximum reach and the load capacity. With some models, for example, the maximum payload is only 250 grams, while with others it is 2 kilograms. In practice, this can be a decisive difference. It is best to read the article description of the respective gripper arm to find out which features the product has and make your purchase decision accordingly.
In addition, the grippers of some robots are equipped with joints or even with several fingers, which makes the devices even more flexible and versatile. An example of this is the bionic robot hand from DFRobot. If you don't need such features, it is advisable to go for a simpler (and possibly cheaper) model.
If you want to use the robot gripper arm in conjunction with a Raspberry Pi or an Arduino, you should also make sure that it is compatible.
Order your robot arm kit and accessories now at Berrybase
You want to order a state-of-the-art robot kit with programmable gripper arm online? Then Berrybase is the right place for you. No matter what purpose the robot gripper is supposed to fulfil - with us you are guaranteed to find the right product for your needs.
For example, if you want to expand your Raspberry Pi with a robot gripper arm, we advise you to order the 4-DOF Metal Robot Arm Kit from Waveshare. The robot arm kit with mechanical metal arm structure and 4x metal gear servos allows you to take your first steps in robotics and experiment a little. If you are looking for a hydraulic robot arm to build yourself, we recommend the model from getDigital.