The new Gecko Single Pad gripper shows that the simplest ideas can have a huge impact

Gecko Single Pad Gripper

Some of our most exciting innovations are those that let customers automate processes that simply weren’t possible before. And when we can expand those innovative ideas, making them even more accessible, simpler to use, and less expensive? Well, that’s the icing on the cake.

That’s the case with our newest product, the Gecko Single Pad (SP) gripper.

Our original Gecko gripper made waves throughout the industry, winning multiple awards for design, innovation, and industry impact. Named for the lizard whose feet it mimics, the Gecko gripper uses van der Waals forces that are generated by millions of fine fibers. The fibers create a non-adhesive, no-mark grip that adheres to object surfaces that are otherwise difficult or impossible for other types of grippers to handle.

The new Gecko SP is a smaller, lighter version of the original Gecko gripper. It comes with a slender, centered extender that allows the gripper to maneuver in and around tight spaces. Gripper pads are available for 1kg, 3kg, or 5kg payloads, so even though the Gecko SP is compact, it still has the power to handle a wide range of applications. The Gecko SP can be used with any collaborative or light industrial robot, from smaller tabletop versions to larger robots with longer reach.

Like the original, the Gecko SP gripper requires no air supply or electricity, so you simply plug it into the OnRobot Quick Changer and it’s ready to go. Since the gripper uses the same simple adhesion as a lizard walking up a wall, there’s no programming involved for most applications either. With no cables, tubes, or air supplies required, the Gecko SP stays compact and eliminates maintenance as well as ongoing costs.

The Gecko SP is ideal for many of the applications you’ve struggled to automate in the past. It easily handles perforated or porous objects, such as printed circuit boards or mesh, as well as objects with small surface areas that can’t easily be picked up by other grippers.

One of the key benefits of the Gecko technology is its no-mark capabilities. Unlike vacuum grippers—or even human hands—that leave a mark that must be cleaned in a separate process step, the Gecko SP is ideal for handling glass or metal parts with no cleaning step required. Depending on the application and total number of process steps, automation tasks for solar panels, display glass, lenses, or decorative metal parts can see significant savings with the Gecko SP.

The gripper is seamlessly compatible with any major collaborative or light industrial robot arm through OnRobot’s new award-winning One System Solution, the platform that provides a unified mechanical and electrical interface between the robot arms and any OnRobot EoAT.

If you’ve been searching for a cost-effective, true plug-and-play gripper for your most challenging applications, ask your automation supplier about the Gecko SP gripper. You’ll get our award-winning Gecko technology in a compact, single-pad format that couldn’t be simpler or more cost-effective to implement in nearly any application, from machine tending to packaging to assembly.


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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