Lightweight gripper arm reduces robot loads
Posted to News on 21st May 2008, 10:04

Lightweight gripper arm reduces robot loads

SAS Automation provides more EOAT (end-of-arm tooling) gripping options with the introduction of a new lightweight gripper arm. This is manufactured from Delron and aluminium to keep the tool lightweight, electrically insulated and wear-resistant. The arm is suitable for tools requiring an electrostatic charge or using IML (in-mould labelling).

Lightweight gripper arm reduces robot loads

This SAS gripper arm is internally spring-loaded for part compliance. The internal spring prevents contamination from the process or production environment. A threaded shaft with jam nuts enables easy plate mounting of the gripper arm. The gripper is also end-ported for vacuum, which keeps the fittings away from other components such as vacuum cups.

John Westbeld, Engineering Manager for SAS Automation, comments: "Adding this lightweight yet durable gripper arm is one more way that SAS is helping processors to reduce robot wear and tear."

SAS Automation - Europe

Robotergreifsysteme GmbH
Im Schlehert 26

+49 (0)721 263060

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