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SAS Automation

1200 S. Patton St., Xenia, OH, 45385, US

  • 888-727-3628

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Latest New Product News from
SAS Automation, Ltd.

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Angle Clamp offers swivel mounting solution.

March 6, 2014

Able to mount to any SAS aluminum profile, Model WSL-SH allows for top mounting of gripper arms and holders to frame profile. Users can determine where they would like to place robotic gripper arms and holders without being limited by stationary mounting solutions. In addition to swivel mounting feature, custom clamp is also adjustable, parallel and perpendicular to frame. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Robotics

Hygienic EOAT Vacuum suits food processing and transport.

March 3, 2014

With HDSV Hygienic Design SAS Vacuum technology, vacuum is generated by means of compressed air directly in gripper, allowing air to continually clean tool. Vacuum created does not have to be additionally guided by tubes and machines to product. In addition, high leakage tolerance allows secure grip even with incomplete seal between product and gripper or porous or uneven food surface. System can grab wide range of diverse foods such as tofu or topped muffins. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Gripper Components offer power from compact form factor.

February 28, 2014

Supporting range of sensor, assembly, and mounting options, Gripper components of Blue Line series include GRF 14-35 and GRF 14-90 Gripper Finger, GRZ 10-10 D Sprue Cutter, and GRZ 20-22 G-STC Gripper Plier. Latter features aluminum housing and jaws, several mounting options, and sensor jaw that accepts off-the-shelf sensors. Various sizes and types of pneumatic gripping fingers and pliers are available, and tools deliver gripping and clamping power in compact form factor. Read More

Robotics

End Effectors serve heavy weight, press tending applications.

February 28, 2014

Designed with SAS HX hybrid frame profiles and modular off-the-shelf gripper components for flexibility, Hybrid HX End Effectors for 5+ Axis Robots feature hybrid design combining tubular frame adjustability as well as extruded channel frame profile rigidity. Products accommodate direct side channel mounting of standard SAS gripper component hardware, and modular design allows for side mounting or circumference component or connector clamping. ODs of 40 and 60 mm are available. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Needle Depanner System handles commercial bakery products.

February 27, 2014

Designed for high-volume applications, SAS Depanner features custom stainless steel grippers, each using 4 curved needles to depan 144 muffins from 2 moving baking pans on oven conveyor. Welded tubular steel frame supports mounting of stroking cylinders, bushing rails, grippers, and actuating cylinders. In addition to depanning, tool compresses muffin spacing in 2 directions for direct deposit into retail and wholesale trays on adjoining conveyor. Other uses include cupcakes, cakes, and brownies. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Portable Tools, Robotics

Sprue/Part Pliers work with end-of-arm tooling.

February 27, 2014

Compatible with SAS’s modular End-of-Arm Tooling/Gripper System, Model GRZ 10…ST features single action spring return function and aggressive grooved tooth pattern that helps grippers turn and tighten sprues. Model GRZ 20-22/GRZ 20-22 C, featuring slimmer design, helps automate work in tight areas. Small, grooved teeth and increased force capabilities handle large and die-locked sprues and runners. Both are available with or without sensors and connectors. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Quick-Change Mounting Plate combine security and flexibility.

February 26, 2014

As fully adaptable custom gripper component, SWM LK Quick Change Mounting Plate is compatible with every robot. Product also features interchangeable End-of-Arm tooling (EOAT), minimizing downtime during installation, modifications, or other setup changes. While mounting plate features aluminum base plates and can be locked to ensure secure foundation, EOAT grippers also stay aligned and secure in quick change mounting plate. Unit also integrates pneumatic quick disconnect system. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Servo Bag Gripper can palletize multiple bag widths.

January 23, 2013

Incorporating stainless steel fingers, independent Decker Plates, and top-mounted bag clamps, SBG-50 lets one robot palletize 2 in – 2 out conveyor systems or one in-feed conveyor with multiple bag sizes. Servo width adjusting Bag Gripper, used for simultaneously palletizing multiple bag widths from 265–500 mm, delivers accurate bag drop placement. Manual adjustment allows for bags as narrow as 165 mm, and system nominally accommodates 65–165 mm high bags up to 50 kg. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Packaging Equipment, Robotics

Bag Gripper handles up to 50 lb loads.

December 3, 2012

Using stainless steel fingers for their strength and resistance to harsh manufacturing environments, FBG-22 offers manual adjustment for bag widths from 290–450 mm and features spring-return aluminum decking plates to guide bag. Decker mechanism, designed into tool, facilitates accurate bag drop once positioned over pallet, and other design features include rugged aluminum weldment main frame, ultrasonic bag presence sensor, and 9.5 mm dia solid aluminum fingers with ball-nose ends. Read More

Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Double Metal Sheet Detector detects ferrous metal thickness.

August 13, 2012

Integrated into robotic End-of-Arm Tooling and used for blank feeding press, Model DSD-36 permits double metal detection with minimal magnetic attraction of sheet or blank up to single thickness of 0.25 in. Presence of double sheet produces output to stop machine or to signal operator, eliminating die/machine damage from receiving too many sheets. Comprising control module in sheet metal housing with single probe, system uses pulsed electromagnetic detection to determine metal thickness. Read More

Robotics

Robotic End-of-Arm Tooling handles various baked goods.

August 6, 2012

Robotic End-of-Arm Tooling for muffin and cake depanning accommodates products of different shapes and sizes. Unit features stainless steel needle grippers, each with 4 curved needles to depan 144 muffins from 2 moving baking pans on oven conveyor. Product compresses muffin spacing in 2 directions for deposit into retail and wholesale trays on conveyor nearby. Welded tubular stainless steel frame allows mounting of grippers, stroking cylinders, bushing rails, and actuating cylinders. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Machine-Mounted Sprue Cutter enhances process control.

March 16, 2012

Offering alternative to handheld units, Machine-mounted Heated Nipper features standard nipper configuration with machine mounting holes, interchangeable blades with heating coils, and variable temperature control with digital readout for fine tune adjustment. With automatic thermostat for consistency, this standard, off-the-shelf, heated sprue nipper is suited for cutting difficult, brittle material such as polycarbonate or glass filled nylon. Read More

Robotics

Spring Loaded Arm fosters ejector stroke absorption.

February 7, 2012

Used when sprues and runner systems do not stay on ejector pins after ejection from mold, GSZ Spring Loaded Sprue Plier Arm enables GRZ 20-16... Sprue/Part Pliers to absorb ejector stroke of mold. This inline spring arm has end ported for quick-touch pneumatic hose connectors and is available with clampable and threaded shafts. Latter includes jam nut and lock washers for plate mounting. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Electric Grippers handle high-speed applications.

December 30, 2011

Cleaner than pneumatic or hydraulic grippers, Electric Grippers are effective for handling circuit boards or other dust-sensitive products. Microprocessor can be added, which could be used to vary clamping force and velocity. This enables grippers to handle variety of sizes and shapes and minimizes need to change grippers to accommodate different types of parts. Read More

Robotics

Tool Changers quickly, accurately mount EAOT to robot arm.

November 3, 2011

SAS Automation tool changers facilitate and accelerate mounting of EOAT (end-of-arm tooling) and gripper systems to robot arm by automatically connecting multiple ports, including air, vacuum, and electric. Robot side (QSR) is permanently attached to robot arm, and tool side (QST) is permanently attached to each individual EOAT. EOAT mounts to robot by fitting 2 sides together and then locking them into position. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Internal Diameter Grippers secure heavy and fragile parts.

October 6, 2011

Designed to distribute forces evenly over entire contact area, Internal Diameter Grippers include Model IDG 16 with 26-38 mm diameter range and 40 N force per jaw, Model IDG 25 with 36-56 mm range and 100 N force per jaw, and Model IDG 44 with 60-132 mm range and 400 N force per jaw. Units require one compressed air line and utilize 1/8 in. diameter Neoprene rubber cord stock inserts for secure grip. Nose adapter can be customized for locating or part stabilization. Read More

Robotics

Retracting Fork-Style EOAT palletizes variety of containers.

March 24, 2011

Utilizing 7/16 in. diameter solid stainless steel fingers, Fork Tool handles variety of containers, from oversized heavy bags to open-top/closed-top containers, trays, totes, and other difficult to palletize containers that must be picked up from bottom. Unit can handle bags and containers made of Kraft paper, polycarbonate, PVC coated, woven mesh, and cotton. Tool includes 1-3 bag infeed conveyor, load building station, discharge conveyor, automatic pallet dispenser, and safety guarding. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Adjustable Bag Gripper handles bag weights from 5-55 lb.

September 23, 2010

Adjusted using hand wheel, model ABG-25 features 7/16 in. solid stainless steel fingers with radiused ends and independent decker plates for accurate bag placement on tight pallets. Pneumatic valves provide complete open/close cycle in less than .6 sec. Designed to handle bags from 7.25-21 in. wide, 12-36 in. long, and 1-6 in. thick, ABG-25 is suited for palletizing plastic, woven cloth, and paper bags containing grains, chemicals, dog food, minerals, and plastic resins. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Internal Diameter Gripper secures IDs ranging from 26-33 mm.

August 4, 2010

Suited for small, fragile, or irregularly shaped parts, Model IDG 16-26-33 grips and releases on command, distributing force evenly over entire contact area. Unit requires one compressed air line and exerts 14 lb of force at 90 psi. Neoprene rubber cord stock inserts with 1/8 in. diameter ensure secure grip, and nose adapter can be customized for locating or part stabilization. Read More

Robotics, Fasteners & Hardware

Docking Pins feature spring loaded design.

April 13, 2010

Designed for insert molding applications, Spring-Loaded Docking Pins provide accuracy of ±.001 in. and can dock on existing mold locators. Units are sized to fit end-of-arm tools, robots, and molds. Available in custom lengths, strokes, and diameters, docking pins provide precision required in complex and low tolerance applications. Read More

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