The dust has settled after Automate 2019 and we’ve had some time to reflect on all we learned and saw in Chicago. With 20,000 visitors in two halls, Automate is of a more manageable size than Hannover Messe and doing them both back to back was an intense couple of weeks and a whole lot of hard work for our OnRobot team. But, we did it! And to be honest, we loved every minute – it’s always great to meet our partners and customers and have the opportunity to discuss real world collaborative applications! One partner even came to the stand in Chicago with a handful of mylar balloons and did a little test with the award-winning Gecko Gripper right at the stand. 














At Automate, we again showcased our end-of-arm tools on a wide variety of robot brands – Doosan, Fanuc, Kawasaki, KUKA, Mitsubishi, Techman, Universal Robots and Yaskawa. Our new I/O Converter kits enable collaboration with all these robots and more, meaning that you can automate more, faster, no matter what robots you’re using. 



Automate was also a great opportunity to speak to a wide variety of reporters and editors from the industry press. Our CEO Enrico Krog Iversen did two full days of back-to-back interviews! And GM Americas Kristian Hulgard was busy with interviews as well. He spoke to Jim Anderton from and Matt Danford from Modern Machine Shop, among others. We’re grateful to all the reporters and editors who stopped by to speak with us and we look forward to seeing the articles in the coming months! 





We spotted our end-of-arm tools on a number of other stands and were able to capture this RG2 gripper application done by The Knotts Company at the Baumer booth. With a little vision help, it’s like our gripper can spell! 


We also spotted our products at SKF Motion Technologies, Essential Robot Products, Universal Robots, Techman/Automator America and Ready Robotics.

It’s great to see our products around the show and we are working hard to be sure there are even more of them in 2021! So, if you’re interested in showing applications with our products, let’s talk!




On Wednesday evening, we hosted a very popular cocktail party at our booth after the show closed. It was pretty impressive how many people could fit in 93m2 (1,000ft2). We celebrated the show and caught up with friends, industry players and business partners from near and far.


Closing out the show, GM Americas Kristian Hulgard gave a talk at the conference entitled “Intelligent End-of-Arm Tooling and Accessories for Collaborative Applications.” Attendees gained insight on cutting-edge intelligent tools and their ability to enable faster and smarter adoption of automation. If you missed it, we’re sure that Kristian would be happy to discuss the topic anytime you like, just get in touch.

Automate 2019 came and went, but we wanted to thank you all for an exciting and busy show. We look forward to seeing you at Automate 2021 at the new venue in Detroit. If you’d like to learn more about OnRobot, or are interested in being a partner, contact us at


Privacy Policy for processing and protecting personal data

This data protection policy applies to OnRobot.

The purpose of the policy is to ensure and document that OnRobot protects personal data in accordance with the rules for processing of personal data. The policy will also contribute to OnRobot providing information about its processing and use of registered personal data.

The policy will be reviewed each year.

Record of the processing of personal data

OnRobot processes personal data about:

  • Employees

  • Customers

  • Suppliers

  • Applicants

OnRobot has prepared a record of the processing of personal data. The record provides an overview of the processing for which OnRobot is responsible.

The personal data must be provided in order for OnRobot to enter into employment, customer and supplier contracts.

Purpose and lawfulness of the processing

Personal data are processed and archived in connection with:

  • HR management, including recruitment, hiring, dismissal and payment of salary

  • Master data for customers as well as orders and sales

  • Master data for suppliers as well as requisition forms and purchases

  • Contracts

Processing is legal by the authority specified in the appended record.

OnRobot does not use the personal data for purposes other than those listed. OnRobot does not collect more personal data than necessary to meet the purpose. 

Storage and erasure

OnRobot has introduced the following overall guidelines for storage and erasure of personal data:

  • Personal data are stored in physical folders.

  • Personal data are stored in IT systems and on server drives.

  • Personal data are not stored for longer than necessary to meet the purpose of the processing.

  • Personal data for employees are erased five years after employment has ended, and personal data about applicants are erased after six months.

Data security

Based on the appended risk assessment, OnRobot has implemented security measures to protect personal data:

  • Only employees with a work-related need to access the registered personal data have access to the data, either physically or via IT systems with rights management.

  • All computers are password protected and employees may not disclose their passwords to others.

  • Computers must have firewall and antivirus software installed, which must be updated regularly.

  • Personal data are erased securely in connection with phasing-out and repair of IT equipment.

  • USB flash drives, external hard disks, etc. containing personal data must be stored in a locked drawer or cabinet.

  • Physical folders are placed in a locked office or in locked cabinets.

  • Personal data in physical folders are erased by shredding.

  • All employees must be instructed in what to do with personal data and how to protect personal data.


Website and Cookie

  • The Personal Data Regulation allows you to treat personal data only legally for the purpose for which they have been collected. If you want to use data for purposes other than the original, you must always have the consent of the registrant.

  • Upon receipt of a business card from a customer you have his consent. If you write his information you need his signature on this paper to have a formal requirement for consent if you want to use his information. Then the customer allows OnRobot to use his data for purposes other than communication, upcoming promotions, product updates or further news including upcoming promotions, product updates and further news.

  • According to the Cookie Act, OnRobot must have the user’s consent to use this software on the user’s equipment. On The company’s intranet or similar closed group, the rules in the E-data protection directive do not apply.


Personal data about employees may be disclosed to public authorities such as the Danish Customs and Tax Administration and pension companies.


OnRobot only uses processors if they are able to provide the required guarantees that they will implement appropriate technical and organisational security measures to comply with personal data law. All processors must sign a processor agreement before processing commences.


OnRobot safeguards the rights of data subjects, including the right to access, withdrawal of consent, rectification and erasure and will inform the data subjects of OnRobot’s processing of personal data. Data subjects are also entitled to appeal to the Danish Data Protection Agency.

Personal data breach

In case of personal data breach, OnRobot will report the breach to the Danish Data Protection Agency as soon as possible and within 72 hours. The manager is responsible for this reporting taking place. The report will outline the breach, the groups of persons affected and the impact the breach may have on these persons and how OnRobot has remedied or intends to remedy the breach. If the breach entails a high risk for the persons about whom OnRobot processes personal data, OnRobot will also notify these persons. OnRobot s will document any personal data breach on an access-controlled drive.

Erasure of data

The customer should assess when personal data need to be erased by asking the question:

When is it no longer necessary to store the personal data?

OnRobot follows the practice of the Danish Data Protection Agency:

Applications Are erased after 6 months in connection with job interviews. Unsolicited applications are erased immediately.
Employee data Are erased 5 years after termination of employment.
CCTV surveillance Is erased after 30 days.
Telephone conversations Are erased immediately or after up to 3 months.
Accounting records Must be stored for 5 years from the end of the financial year.


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