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Applied Robotics’ Smart Gripper™ 2.1 to be Showcased at International Robot

Applied Robotics’ Smart Gripper™ 2.1 to be Showcased at International Robot

Glenville, New York – May 18, 2009 – Applied Robotics Inc., (ARI) a leading global manufacturer of robotic end-of-arm tooling and connectivity solutions, announced today its Smart Gripper™ 2.1 will be showcased at the International Robots & Vision Motion Control Show in Chicago June 9 – 11th, 2009. The gripper will be featured on leading integrator QMC LLC’s booth #1113. The gripper will be part of QMC’s FlexiPick 3D vision bin picking system which will also include an Applied Robotics QuickSTOP™ collision sensor and a FANUC M10-iA robot.

“We are excited to be working with QMC and showcasing our Smart Gripper ™ 2.1 at the 2009 International Robots & Vision Motion Control Show,” said Jim Fitzgerald, vice president of Applied Robotics. “Like ARI, QMC is always on the cutting edge of what is new and best of breed in automation.”

“QMC is pleased to be working with Applied Robotics Inc. and their Smart Gripper TM 2.1 technology” said Bob Berry, Vice President of QMC LLC. “This technology fits very well with the new developments QMC is making in the area of bin picking utilizing the FlexiPick system.”

Originally developed to the exacting specifications of the life science arena, Applied Robotics’ Smart Gripper ™ 2.1 is scalable to take on any application where efficiency and flexibility are a concern. With great precision and a user-friendly programming interface, it is the only small, stepper-based gripper that offers easy integration with most commercially available robots.

QMC is a provider of in-process metrology integration and dimensional management services for the Automotive and Aerospace industries. QMC is a full-service integrator for inline robotic: flexible 3D vision measurement (FMS), adaptive guidance (RGS) and Complex 3D “Bin Picking”. QMC is the developer of CM4D software, the market leader in Product Quality Validation. QMC offers manufacturers a single automated solution for leveraging measurement information across their enterprise so that critical quality problems are identified early, before they become larger build issues. Learn more at

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