Robotic Grippers

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

FIPA Develops Custom Gripper System for Removing Hot Plastic Parts from Injection Molding Machines

October 14, 2016

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

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Self-Propelled Mobile Manipulator improves safety, efficacy.

May 6, 2016

Installed on RBC-6000-SPBW Reversible Boom Crane, manipulator with gripper handles and articulates large items. Axes consist of lift, extend, pitch, roll and grip (2,000 lb max), and lift from ground level height to 12 ft. Addition of yaw axis and powered mast rotation increases total functions to 7. Ranges are 130° for pitch axis, 180° for roll axis, and 90° to left and 90° to right (parallel to boom) for yaw axis. Infinitely variable speed control and 90° steering capability are also standard. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Mounting & Attaching Products, Robotics

Bottle Gripper Head Solutions from ANVER Corp. Address Demanding Manufacturing Challenges

February 15, 2016

Pneumatic-Powered Bottling Pick-Up Grab Heads for Use with Major Lines of New or Replacement Bottling Machinery Hudson, MA– 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

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Rapid Mechatronic Gripper handles small parts.

January 28, 2016

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 gripper suitable for demanding pick and place applications. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Sheet Metal Gripper supports press transfer applications.

November 16, 2015

Providing 1,000 N grip force, Accelerate® Sheet Metal Gripper features non-protruding jaw design that operates in tight spaces. Unit offers 30° or 75° 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, optical-material sensor option works with all metals, including aluminum. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Universal Gripper offers repeat accuracy of 0.01 mm.

September 23, 2015

Available in unit sizes 50–125, PGN-plus Permanent Gripper features oval piston drive, ensuring high forces in confined spaces. Complete contour of multi-tooth guidance is equipped with grease pockets, which ensures continuous and even distribution of lubricant, even with short strokes. Gripper is suited for machine/system loading in metal cutting industry, assembly applications in automotive and electrical industry, and delicate handling tasks in medical/pharmaceutical industry. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Synthetic Gripper handles complex, sensitive workpieces.

September 1, 2015

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 position monitoring to RRMG via installable sensors. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Compact ID Grippers feature 3-10 mm diameter range.

July 23, 2015

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 contact with food, grippers gently grip workpieces from inside, providing alternative to suction cups. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Sprue Grippers feature fully elastomer coated jaws.

July 9, 2015

Designed to gently grip workpieces to prevent surface of even delicate materials from scratching, 100 Series 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, operating pressure from 250–800 kPa, and closing force of 22 N at 600 kPa. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Materials & Material Processing, Mounting & Attaching Products, Robotics

Learn How Lightweight DE-STA-CO Tooling Can Boost Injection Molding Productivity at NPE2015

April 21, 2015

Auburn Hills, Mich. – 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. Plastics...Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

ATI Industrial Automation to Exhibit New Products and Solutions at Automate 2015, Chicago, March 23-26

February 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

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Robotic Grippers leverage electro-adhesion technology.

February 12, 2015

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 also allow de-stacking and manipulation of single layers of fabric, apparel, composite fibers, wire grids, and mesh. Uses include handling fabric, apparel, composite fibers, solar cell components, and mobile devices. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

FIPA Launches New Flexible Vacuum Gripping Systems for Automation

June 3, 2014

CARY, North Carolina– 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

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Grabit Inc. Announces Partnership with Shirai Electronics for Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Handling

May 29, 2014

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

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

RVK \"Collect and Place\"

March 18, 2014

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...Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Adept Technology Wins Innovation Award for \"SoftPIC\" Food Gripper

March 3, 2014

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

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Material Handling & Storage, 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

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Automation Leader Receives Global Recognition for Sustainable, Environmental Manufacturing Solutions

February 27, 2014

SAS Automation named a member of German-based global alliance, Blue Competence KARLSRUHE– SAS Automation, the leader in superior robotic End-of-Arm tooling (EOAT) and automation technology, has been recognized as a Blue Competence Alliance Member for its sustainable, energy saving manufacturing solutions. Blue Competence, based in Germany, is the global alliance for Mechanical Engineering...Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics, Services

International End-of-Arm Tooling Leader Reveals Three New Products at Motek

February 27, 2014

SAS Automation launches Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) for EOAT, Hybrid End Effectors and Adjustable Bag Grippers KARLSRUHE — SAS Automation, the leader in superior robotic End-of-Arm Tooling (EOAT) and automation technology for the material handling industry, is unveiling three new products at the 2013 Motek International Trade Fair. The three new products being debuted include: ...Read More