Press Release Summary:
- Allows automated finger/end effector changes without changing the gripper body itself
- Comes with integrated electronics featuring sensors that ensure fingers and parts are in place and ready for production
- Offers aluminum alloy that keeps gripper weight to minimum while hard-coat finish reduces wear and increases life in the field
Original Press Release:
Kurt Workholding Introduces Quick-Change Robotic Arm Gripper
The new RV36 Gripper saves space and money and improves efficiency with quick-change, customizable jaws and custom accessories.
Minneapolis, Minn. – Minneapolis-based Kurt Workholding announced the launch of its new RV36 Robotic Gripper—a two-finger parallel gripper featuring a revolutionary patent pending design that allows automated finger/end effector changes without changing the gripper body itself. Quick change jaws allow customers to save on gripper-body expenses and create greater part-holding flexibility.
Loaded with features, the compact Kurt RV36 Gripper comes standard with integrated electronics featuring sensors that ensure fingers and parts are in place and ready for production. High-strength aluminum alloy keeps gripper weight to a minimum while a hard-coat finish reduces wear and increases life in the field. Smaller gripper size allows easier storage where space is a premium.
“We saw an opportunity to increase gripper automation efficiency and to save money for customers with a quick-change finger system using pull-stud technology,” said Steve Kane. “Our unique product is the first robot gripper with the ability to automatically change gripper fingers and the ability to accommodate an endless variety of end-effector options.”
The Gripper’s double-acting piston allows for maximum clamping and un-clamping force. Customers can choose from carvable aluminum or steel finger options that can be machined to work in a variety of applications. Additional finger sets are also sold separately.
Kurt RV 36 Grippers will be available in August at kurtworkholding.com.
About Kurt Workholding
Kurt Workholding has set the standard for quality and reliability with machine vises and workholding technology for over 60 years. Designed, manufactured and assembled in the USA, Kurt manufactures and sells a complete line of workholding products for the machining industry. The innovative angle-lock design vises have built our reputation and allowed expansion into a variety of other manufacturing sectors including 5-axis vises, workholding towers, automation and quality control. Kurt Workholding also provides manufacturers custom engineered solutions to help them maximize efficiency and quality.
100% employee-owned Kurt Workholding is a division of Kurt Manufacturing based near Minneapolis, MN. Operating in a state-of-the-art facility with multiple workstations, production lines and integrated automation with in-house design, engineering, production, assembly and shipping. Kurt employees own the manufacturing process from start to finish.
Steve Kane, Kurt Workholding, 763.572.4631, SKane@kurt.com