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FIPA, Inc.

1855 Evans Road, Cary, NC, 27513, US

  • 919-651-9888
  • 800-913-7002

Sabine Miller
Head of Marketing
Phone: 49-089-962-48941
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Tom Herndon
General Manager
Phone: 919-651-9888
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Fasteners & Hardware

Heavy-Duty Spring Plungers optimize positioning accuracy.

April 15, 2014

Featuring stainless steel shafts, automatic height adjustment, and optional rotation protection, SZ-NIV-HD series ensures attached suction cups handle sensitive products gently and protect grippers from collision damage. IGUS plain bearing offers abrasion resistance and optimized sliding properties with minimal play, while lubricant embedded in bushing material ensures smooth running and maintenance-free operation throughout service life. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Low-Leak Suction Plates automate sheet metal handling.

March 13, 2014

Equipped with flow limiters that keep leakage rate to permissible level, SPLT Series ensures vacuum remains intact, even if all suction cups can't grip sheet equally. Vacuum cups are arranged on plate as network of 4 x 4 or 6 x 6 bellows, with holding force of 182 N and 409 N, respectively. Available with centric or eccentric vacuum connections, plates offer automatic height adjustment via spring plunger and are suitable for loading/unloading punching and laser-cutting machines. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Chemical Processing & Waste Management

Compact Ejector provides fast, cautious, precise placement.

May 14, 2013

Intended for pick and place robotics applications, vacuum generator uses suction cups for dynamic handling tasks. Blow-off flow is supplied via compressed air line as well as from ambient air, and blow-off boost enables precise and cautious deposit of workpieces in milliseconds. Rate of vacuum build up and dissipation accelerate gripping and placing, and each suction cup can be supplied with its own ejector. Solenoid valve withstands 100+ million switching operations. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

PWIS-Free Suction Cups suit confined-space applications.

March 14, 2013

Made of HNBR, Short-Stroke Suction Cups designed for special handling tasks with flat surfaces. Paint-wetting impairment substance (PWIS)- and silicone-free, low-marking suction cups are not subject to lateral sliding movements due to vertical suction lips, which minimizes abrasion and help extend cycle life. To develop suction even on rough or grained surfaces, products feature dovetailed double sealing lips. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Wear Resistant Bellows Suction Cups handle abrasive products.

March 1, 2013

Made from special polyurethane material, Varioflex Bellows Suction Cups offer solution for automating and handling abrasive products with rough surfaces. With 60° Shore hardness, body resets itself automatically and provides resistance to lateral bending, while soft sealing lip with 30° Shore hardness guarantees maximum flexibility when handling abrasive products such as cardboard. Resistant to oil and weathering, polymer blend optimizes elasticity on exposure to UV. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Sprue Gripper removes workpieces during injection molding.

February 13, 2013

With high gripping force of 22 N, Sprue Gripper GR04.101A provides large area sprue control for detection of sprue in gripper regardless of position. Large jaw opening and compact construction allow for flexible integration into gripper systems, while Hartcoat® treated surfaces ensure wear resistance. Read More

Robotics, Material Handling & Storage

Magnetic Grippers have pneumatically controlled design.

December 14, 2012

Pneumatically controlled magnetic gripper is suited for integration within electronics-free environments, often found in sheet forming plant, and is compatible with FIPA gripper construction kit. Product keeps work piece in place, even when compressed air supply is lost, and design ensure secure handling of flat, ferromagnetic work pieces with and without boreholes or cutouts. Optional PNP and NPN magnetic sensors are available to monitor piston position. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Parallel and Angular Grippers feature customizable design.

November 20, 2012

Featuring Hardcoat® coated adapter jaws, 2-Finger Parallel and Angular Grippers provide opening and closing force of 16–320 N and 11–470 N, respectively. For 2-finger angular gripper, repeat accuracy is up to ±0.01 mm. Sensors with PNP or NPN output are optionally available for part monitoring. Grippers meet needs of applications in automotive, food, medical, packaging, and plastics processing industries. Read More

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