Gecko Single Pad Gripper

The Gecko Single Pad (SP) Gripper brings the innovative Gecko adhesive gripper technology to small-footprint applications that were previously impossible to automate. The gecko-inspired adhesive technology offers precise, no-mark gripping, even for perforated items such as circuit boards or for shiny surfaces, without the cleaning process.

  • Description
  • Specifications

Gecko SP gripper offers no-mark automation for flat, shiny, and perforated work pieces without electricity or air supply required. The Gecko SP is available in three sizes; SP1, SP3 and SP5 named after the gripper’s payload in kilos, featuring ability to lift a wide range of flat, smooth, shiny or perforated surfaces. Because the technology doesn’t mark even high-shine surfaces, it eliminates the need for a cleaning step in manufacturing processes, saving time and improving output. Similar to its larger sibling, the Gecko SP can grip even perforated work pieces such as printed circuit boards, aluminium mesh or head gaskets.

  • Compact, Lightweight & Flexible
  • Available for Payloads of 1,3,5 Kg
  • No Wires or Air Supply Needed
  • Little or no Programming Required
  • No Mark Gripping for Shinny Workpieces
  • Powerful Gripping for Perforated Workpieces

GECKO SP1/3/5
General PropertiesSP1SP3SP5Unit
Maximum payload135[kg]
PreloadMinimum3812[N]
Medium72029[N]
Maximum113246[N]
Detachment time100 - 1000 (depend on robot speed)[ms]
Holds workpiece on powerloss?yes, for days if well centered
IP ClassificationIP42
Dimensions (HxW)69 x 71[mm]
Weight0.2670.2970.318[kg]


Pads general propertiesUnit
MaterialPropriety silicon blend
Wear propertiesDepends on surface roughness[cycles]
Change-out interval~200.000
Cleaning systems1) OnRobot cleaning station

2) Silicon roller

3) Isopropyl alcohol and lint-free cloth

Cleaning intervalVariable
Recovery100%


ConditionsMinimumOptimalMaximumUnit
Operation Temperature0-50[°C]
Storage Temperature-30-150[°C]
Surface CharacteristicsMatt finishHighly polishedN/ANote: Smoother surfaces require less preload force for a desired payload force
Spring Lifetime1000000+--[cycles]


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