The Hermes Award, one of the world’s most coveted technology prizes for innovation, was awarded to SCHUNK last week, during the opening of the Hannover Messe by the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel!
Henrik A. Schunk, the Managing Partner of SCHUNK, was there to receive the award from the German Federal Minister for Education, Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka.
The prize was awarded for... Read More
The SCHUNK EGL 70 mechatronic parallel gripper combines power and intelligence. With variable gripping force between 50 and 600 N it is one of the most powerful and flexible mechatronic grippers on the market and was specifically developed for industrial applications.
Since the finger position, closing speed, and gripping force are freely programmable within a maximum stroke of 48 mm... Read More
Designed to quickly & carefully remove hot plastic parts from an injection molding machine, FIPA’s latest custom gripper system automates a manual demolding process to protect employees, improve quality, reduce cycle times, & increase factory throughput CARY, N.C. — FIPA Inc., a leading manufacturer of advanced vacuum technology, gripper systems, air nippers, tube lifters, and... Read More
Installed onÂ RBC-6000-SPBW Reversible Boom Crane, manipulator with gripper handles and articulates large items. Axes consist ofÂ lift, extend, pitch, roll and grip (2,000 lb max), and lift from ground level height to 12 ft. Addition of yaw axisÂ and powered mast rotation increases total functions to 7. Ranges areÂ 130Â° for pitch axis,Â 180Â° for roll axis, andÂ 90Â° to left... Read More
Pneumatic-Powered Bottling Pick-Up Grab Heads for Use with Major Lines of New or Replacement Bottling Machinery Hudson, MAÂ – ANVER Corporation, a leader in vacuum handling technology, announces its line of pneumatic-powered bottling pick-up heads for robotic and automation equipment, utilizing inflatable bladders and pneumatically actuated mechanical grippers to gently grasp bottles from the... Read More
Available in size 25, Model EGP 25 provides stroke of 3 mm per finger. Optional EGP 25 Speed version reduces internal gear ratio, exchanging grip force for speed to open or close in 0.03 seconds. With grip force of 13 N, unit is capable of handling parts up to 0.05 kg. Maintenance-free servomotors as well as powerful junction roller guide guarantee maximum efficiency, making electric IP30-rated... Read More
Providing 1,000 N grip force, AccelerateÂ® Sheet Metal Gripper features non-protruding jaw design that operates in tight spaces. Unit offers 30Â° or 75Â° opening angles, 33 ms grip and release actuation time, and 3 sensor options. Bottom jaw features integrated part-present sensor, while side-mounted, double-blank sensor is adjustable and prevents incorrect material pickups. Side-mounted,... Read More
Available in unit sizes 50–125, PGN-plus Permanent GripperÂ features oval piston drive, ensuring high forces in confined spaces. Complete contour of multi-tooth guidance is equipped with grease pockets,Â which ensures continuous and even distribution of lubricant, even with short strokes. Gripper is suited for machine/system loading in metal cutting industry,Â assembly applications in... Read More
Available in 2 sizes with gripping forces of 80 and 152 (N), RRMG Synthetic Gripper features jaws with free-form surfaces that adapt to different workpiece geometries, whether they are round or prismatic in shape. Customizable gripper can perform up to 16 million gripping cycles without experiencing wear or requiring maintenance. For maximum process control and automation, users can add optional... Read More
Designed with interchangeable polyamide gripper heads, Single-Acting Pneumatically Operated Expansion Grippers handle lightweight parts with small dimensions and are suitable for integration into complex gripper systems. Units are made of anodized aluminum with silicone O-ring for optimized holding force. Optimal feed pressure is 6 bar and clamping diameter is 14 mm. FDA-approved for direct... Read More
Designed to gently grip workpieces to prevent surface of even delicate materials from scratching, 100 SeriesÂ is suited for removing workpieces from injection molding machines. Made of high-strength anodized aluminum alloy, grippers feature gap-free jaws that are completely coated with hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber on all sides. Single-acting units have 10 mm clamping diameter,... Read More
Auburn Hills, Mich. Â – Automation can greatly increase the productivity of a plastic injection molding system, but few machine builders share the same needs. That's why DE-STACO, a global leader in automation equipment, is showing a variety of automation tools and custom solutions at NPE2015. The event takes place March 23-27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.... Read More
ATI Industrial Automation to Exhibit New Products and Solutions at Automate 2015, Chicago, March 23-26February 13, 2015
ATI Industrial Automation, a world-leading, engineering-based developer of robotic peripheral equipment, including: Automatic Tool Changers, Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensing Systems, Utility Couplers, Robotic Deburring Tools, Robotic Collision Sensors, and Compliance Devices, will exhibit new products and solutions at Automate 2015, Booth #640, McCormick Place North, Chicago, Illinois, March... Read More
Eliminating need for vacuum pumps or custom mechanical gripper attachments, P-Series (Panel-Series) Grippers use flexible, ultra-low energy (1–10 W) electroadhesion technology that enables scratch- and smudge-free handling on glass and other delicate surfaces. Grippers alsoÂ allow de-stacking and manipulation of single layers of fabric, apparel, composite fibers, wire grids, and mesh. Uses... Read More
CARY, North CarolinaÂ – FIPA Inc. now offers a wide range of easy-to-handle vacuum gripping systems. "Our years of industry experience and expertise have enabled us to create a suite of flexible gripping solutions that fit our customers' needs and budget," says Rainer Mehrer, President of FIPA. Whether it's for the handling of palettes, cardboard, wooden panels or packaging - FIPA has just... Read More
Shirai to offer Grabit's electroadhesion grippers for inspection systems and PCB loading applications SANTA CLARA, Calif. and KYOTO, Japan - Shirai Electronics, a leading supplier of inspection and handling systems for the printed wiring board (PWB) manufacturing industry, and Grabit Inc., an industrial automation and material handling solutions company, are announcing the launch of... Read More
The RVK has a revolving head which allows for easy application of a "Collect & Place" principle by being able to collect several workpieces before transferring them. The gripper in the working position can be operated independently from the other grippers, which remain in the gripped state when not in use. The RVK allows for lower cycle times and fewer transport strokes in a pick & place system... Read More
Pleasanton, Calif. – Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots, autonomous mobile solutions and services, today announced that it was awarded an Innovation Award at the CFIA Rennes 2014 exhibition for its Adept "SoftPIC" food gripper. CFIA Rennes 2014, a regional exhibition for the food-processing industry, was held February 11-13, 2014, at Parc Expo Rennes... Read More
With HDSV Hygienic Design SAS Vacuum technology,Â 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... Read More
Supporting range of sensor,Â assembly, and mounting options, Gripper components ofÂ 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, andÂ sensor jawÂ that accepts off-the-shelf sensors. Various sizes and types of pneumatic gripping fingers and... Read More