Product News: Material Handling & Storage

Sprue Gripper removes workpieces during injection molding.

Press Release Summary:

Sprue Gripper removes workpieces during injection molding.

Feb 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.

Original Press Release

Robust Gripper with High Sprue Control

Press release date: Feb 01, 2013

New FIPA Gripper Removes Work Pieces Securely During Injection Molding

CARY, North Carolina – High process reliability, compact construction: FIPA’s new Sprue Gripper GR04.101A now offers the optimal solution for the removal of injection-molded parts. “Our newest gripper not only identifies work pieces with high reliability and regardless of the position of the sprue, it also guarantees a maximum gripping force even at high cycle times,” says Rainer Mehrer, FIPA President and Owner. “We’re pleased to bring this newest addition to FIPA’s comprehensive selection of grippers to the U.S. market.”

New GR04.101A Sprue Gripper at a Glance:
  • High Process Reliability: Large area sprue control for the detection of the sprue in the gripper regardless of position.
  • Maximum Reliability: High gripping force of 22 N guarantees a secure grip of the sprue.
  • Large Area of Application: Large jaw opening and compact construction allow for flexible integration into gripper systems.
  • High Wear Resistance Due to Hartcoat® Treated Surface: A special coating on the gripper ensures high reliability and a long cycle life.
  • Easy Integration: Thanks to its compact construction and low weight the new gripper is easily integrated with other FIPA gripper modules.
About FIPA
FIPA Inc. was founded in 2006 as a fully owned subsidiary of FIPA GmbH. As an international company in the fields of vacuum technology and gripper systems, FIPA specializes in the development and distribution of quality products and innovative system solutions for material flow.

Founded in 1985, FIPA GmbH’s headquarter is in Ismaning (Munich), Germany. The company has registered continuous growth over the years. For comprehensive information and the latest news, please visit