New Scale Robotics

121 Victor Heights Pkwy
Victor,  NY  14564-8938

United States
585-924-4450
https://www.newscalerobotics.com
  • Booth: 2139

See the smallest gripper for the smallest collaborative robots! The first robotic gripper suitable for metrology and gauging.

Our NSR-PG-10-20-UR Precision Parallel Gripper is ideal for SMALL PART HANDLING and MEASUREMENT.

It features:

- Internal absolute position sensor for precision measurement and gauging

- Smallest size and light weight for fast, precise movements

- Teachable finger positions

- Quick connection to UR tool I/O port - no external controller and no cables along the robot arm

– Easy-to-use URCaps plugin included

New Scale Robotics offers the first end-of-arm tooling designed for small part measurement and small part handling. The gripper is UR+ certified and compatible with Universal Robots' UR3, UR5, UR10 cobots and the new e-Series UR3e, UR5e, UR10e cobots.


 Show Specials

  • Win an NSR-PG-10-20 gripper with metrology fingers kit for UR robots.

    One winner will be selected by random drawing at our booth #2139 at EASTEC May 16.

    The NSR-PG Precision Parallel Gripper is the first robot gripper to enable automated metrology. The URCap plug-in for Universal Robots makes it simple to program measurement and sorting of small parts using the UR teach pendant. Log data to a PC and perform analysis using statistical software. 

    Universal Robots arm not included. You need not be present to win. Enter online at https://www.newscalerobotics.com/win-a-gripper/ 


 Press Releases

  • Victor, NY – Aug. 29, 2018 – New Scale Robotics, a newly-formed division of New Scale Technologies, Inc., has introduced an electric parallel gripper targeting precision assembly and inspection with collaborative robots.  The NSR-PG-10-20 Precision Parallel Gripper is  the smallest, most precise smart gripper available for collaborative robots including the UR3, UR5 and UR10 robots from Universal Robots (UR).

    “We created this smart electric gripper specifically for agile automation with collaborative robots, using our extensive experience making small mechatronic motion systems,” said David Henderson, CEO of New Scale Technologies.  The company has created a new division and website to better reach and serve industrial automation distributors and end users.

    New Scale Robotics creates agile gripper solutions that address the fast-growing collaborative robot market, and the need for rapid deployment and re-deployment with minimum engineering effort. The company emphasizes:

    • Simple and complete gripper systems that can be installed and begin manipulating parts in a few minutes.
    • Application software that is quickly and seamlessly “taught and re-taught” new gripper commands, and synchronizes with robot motion.
    • Smart gripper designs that embed sensors and electronics to provide force control, size measurement, and error detection.
    • Compact and easy-to-use systems that minimize cables, tubing and external electronics.

    The NSR-PG-10-20 meets these goals while specifically targeting small part manipulation using the newest and smallest collaborative robot arms.

    At 175 grams, the NSR-PG-10-20 is the lightest and smallest electric parallel gripper available. The modular fingers can be modified to accept a variety of part shapes.  Part size can be measured with 30 micrometer precision. The 20 mm stroke provides maximum flexibility.  The gripper can handle workpieces up to a recommended maximum of 100 grams. Download the data sheet for additional specifications.

    Price and availability

    The NSR-PG-10-20 is available directly from New Scale Robotics at an introductory price of $3,600. The company also plans to offer the gripper through collaborative robot distributors.

    About New Scale Robotics

    New Scale Robotics (www.newscalerobotics.com) designs and manufactures precision smart grippers and end-of-arm tooling for the smallest collaborative robots. We have more than 15 years of experience and numerous patents in micro motor and motion control system development. New Scale products feature unmatched miniaturization, micrometer-scale resolution, and fully-integrated microelectronics with intelligent firmware. Our customers benefit from high performance, superior ease of use, and fast system integration. New Scale Robotics is a division of New Scale Technologies, Inc. near Rochester, NY.

  • Victor, NY – Sept. 13, 2018 – New Scale Robotics, a division of New Scale Technologies, has received Universal Robots (UR) certification for its NSR-PG-10-20-UR Precision Parallel Gripper.  Universal Robots certification confirms that the smart gripper is fully compatible with UR collaborative robots and meets all published specifications.

    “We are delighted to receive endorsement from Universal Robots for the NSR-PG, created specifically to install and operate on UR robots in under 30 minutes,” stated David Henderson, CEO of New Scale Technologies.  “The gripper’s small size, high precision and seamless integration ensure maximum ROI for our customers.”

    The NSR-PG smart gripper is specifically intended for small robots and small parts.  It is ideal for use with UR3, UR5 and UR10 collaborative robots for intricate part handling, measurement, sorting and assembly.

    Features of the NSR-PG-10-20-UR Precision Parallel Gripper

    • At 175 grams, it the lightest and smallest electric parallel gripper available for UR robots.
    • It installs with one connection to the tool I/O port; no external cables needed.
    • Finger positions are teachable: Manually move fingers to the desired positions and set them using the UR teach pendant.
    • Factory-installed fingers are easily removed, exchanged and modified to suit a variety of part shapes.
    • The gripper can be quickly taught and re-taught using the URCaps application included with the gripper, and UR Polyscope scripts that control the robot.

    The NSR-PG-10-20-UR gripper finger stroke is 20 mm for high flexibility in agile manufacturing environments. The gripper can measure part size with 30 micrometer precision. The maximum recommended part mass is 100 grams.

    For more features and specifications download the NSR-PG-10-20 Parallel Gripper data sheet  or visit Universal Robots+ online showroom at https://www.universal-robots.com/plus/end-effectors/smallest-precision-plug-produce-electric-gripper/

    Price and availability

    The NSR-PG-10-20 is available through all Universal Robot sales offices and distributors. It is also available directly from New Scale Robotics at an introductory price of $3,600. Call +1 (585) 924-4450 or email  NSTsales@newscaletech.com. 

    About New Scale Robotics

    New Scale Robotics (www.newscalerobotics.com) designs and manufactures precision smart grippers and end-of-arm tooling for the smallest collaborative robots. We have more than 15 years of experience and numerous patents in micro motor and motion control system development. New Scale products feature unmatched miniaturization, micrometer-scale resolution, and fully-integrated microelectronics with intelligent firmware. Our customers benefit from high performance, superior ease of use, and fast system integration. New Scale Robotics is a division of New Scale Technologies, Inc. near Rochester, NY.

  • Victor, NY – Sept. 27, 2018 – New Scale Robotics, a division of New Scale Technologies, today announced that its NSR-PG-10-20-UR Precision Parallel Gripper  is compatible with the new e-Series collaborative robots from Universal Robots (UR).

    “Our precision gripper, the smallest available for UR robots, is the perfect tool to take advantage of the higher precision and sensitivity of UR’s new e-Series robots,” said David Henderson, CEO of New Scale Technologies.

    The NSR-PG smart gripper is specifically intended for small robots and small parts.  It is ideal for use with UR3e, UR5e and UR10e collaborative robots for intricate part handling, measurement, sorting and assembly.

    The NSR-PG-10-20-UR weighs only 175 grams and handles work pieces up to 100 grams. It connects to the UR tool I/O port with a single cable. It has 20 mm finger stroke and can measure part size with 30 µm precision. The gripper features teachable finger positions and has easily interchangeable fingers.

    For more features and specifications download the datasheet  or visit the gripper main product page.

    Price and availability

    The NSR-PG-10-20 is available through all Universal Robot sales offices and distributors. Find a distributor. 

    It is also available directly from New Scale Robotics at an introductory price of $3,600. Call +1 (585) 924-4450 or email the New Scale sales team.

    About New Scale Robotics

     New Scale Robotics (www.newscalerobotics.com) designs and manufactures precision smart grippers and end-of-arm tooling for the smallest collaborative robots. We have more than 15 years of experience and numerous patents in micro motor and motion control system development. New Scale products feature unmatched miniaturization, micrometer-scale resolution, and fully-integrated microelectronics with intelligent firmware. Our customers benefit from high performance, superior ease of use, and fast system integration. New Scale Robotics is a division of New Scale Technologies, Inc. near Rochester, NY.


 Products

  • NSR-PG-10-20-UR Precision Parallel Gripper
    The NSR-PG-10-20-UR Precision Parallel Gripper is the smallest robotic gripper, designed for the smallest collaborative robots. Ideal for small part handling and gauging with Universal Robots e-Series cobots. UR+ certified....

  • The NSR-PG is an easy-to-use, plug-and-produce gripper solution for collaborative robots. It is agile enough to handle many different tasks involving small part gripping, measurement, sorting and assembly. The NSR-PG makes your Universal Robot a powerful tool for metrology.

    It installs in minutes using the UR robot output flange, tool I/O port, and URCaps plugin on the teach pendant. Your production team can minimize set-up time and make quick changes on the factory floor. 

    To install the gripper, simply mount it to your UR robot tool flange and connect the single cable to the UR tool I/O port. Power and digital commands are received through the robot 8-pin tool I/O interface. No external wires or separate electronics are needed. This allows for full 360-degree or infinite rotation of the UR robot wrist joint without cable interference.

    Use the NSR-PG for automated gauging and measurement of small parts. The internal high-resolution position sensor provides absolute position of the fingers with resolution of 10 µm. This position information is continuously available to the software, enabling decision-making in automation scripts. It allows you to automate repetitive, labor-intensive measurement and quality control tasks.

  • Metrology Solution for Small Part Measurement
    New metrology solution for cobots includes precision gripper, metrology fingertips kit, tech note, and software examples that allow users to automate small part measurement and sorting using cobots from Universal Robots....

  • Victor, NY – May 9, 2019 - New Scale Robotics has released a new metrology solution including a precision gripper, metrology fingertips kit, tech note, and software examples that allow users to automate small part measurement and sorting using collaborative robots (cobots) from Universal Robots.  The company will demonstrate the system at Eastec in West Springfield, MA May 14-16, 2019 in booth #2139. 

    “Measurement inspection and sorting of small parts are tedious tasks, traditionally performed by human operators,” said David Henderson, CEO of New Scale Robotics.  “Our precision gripper and metrology fingertips are the first tools that enable users to automate those repetitive tasks using cobots. This is remarkable new application for cobots, with potential to save time and money in a wide range of industrial, manufacturing and other settings. ”

    New Scale Robotics’ newest parallel gripper for Universal Robots has a 2.5 μm resolution internal position sensor for precision measurements. The new NSR-KIT-F1 metrology fingertips kit includes three pairs of fingertips that easily install on the gripper’s factory fingers to enable precision measurement of a wide variety of part shapes.

    The URCaps plugin software included with the gripper enables fast setup and simple programming of the gripper and robot. Measurement data from the gripper can be transferred to a PC for analysis using any statistical analysis software. The data is also displayed on the UR teach pendant, and is continuously available for use in decision-making automation scripts.

    New Scale Robotics provides detailed instructions and working examples of how to use the gripper and fingertips to measure parts and transfer the data to a server for analysis. The downloadable tech note and example code includes a URScript showing how to program the UR robot for metrology, and a server-side program example for Windows written in C#.

    To watch instructional videos and download the tech note and example code visit https://www.newscalerobotics.com/applications/automated-metrology-with-cobots/

    The NSR-KIT-F1 Metrology Fingertips Kit and NSR-PG-10-20-UR Precision Parallel Gripper with 10 μm measurement resolution are available now through all Universal Robot sales offices and distributors. The new NSR-PG-10-20-URe Precision Parallel Gripper with 2.5 μm measurement resolution is available for pre-order from New Scale Robotics.

    About New Scale Robotics

    New Scale Robotics (www.newscalerobotics.com) designs and manufactures precision smart grippers and end-of-arm tooling for the smallest collaborative robots. We have more than 15 years of experience and numerous patents in micro motor and motion control system development. New Scale products feature unmatched miniaturization, micrometer-scale resolution, and fully-integrated microelectronics with intelligent firmware. Our customers benefit from high performance, superior ease of use, and fast system integration. New Scale Robotics is a division of New Scale Technologies, Inc. near Rochester, NY.

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