Factory automation > Grippers & ejectors

OnRobot VGC10 compact electric vacuum gripper

20 January, 2020

Based on the design of the OnRobot VG10 electric vacuum gripper, the compact VGC10 is smaller and lighter than its larger counterpart.

SMC ZP3P series vacuum pads

25 September, 2019

SMC's ZP3P series vacuum pads feature a blue-coloured, silicone rubber pad to prevent wrinkles.

Schmalz SCPM compact ejector

18 September, 2019

The Schmalz SCPM compact ejector can be integrated directly into the vacuum gripping system due to its slim, lightweight design.

Collaborative robotics pioneer reveals end-of-arm tooling venture

15 June, 2018

Enrico Krog Iversen's OnRobot will grow by strategic acquisitions and technology innovation, addressing the market for collaborative end-of-arm tooling.

Firestone AirPicker and AirGripper end effectors

14 May, 2018

The AirPicker and AirGripper ranges comprise precision-engineered rubber product handling devices that inflate gently and evenly to manipulate delicate products or containers.

SMC ZP3P vacuum pad

27 April, 2018

Designed to offer optimum absorbing performance and efficient handling, the ZP3P vacuum pad from SMC features a blue-coloured silicone rubber pad that prevents wrinkles and is compliant with FDA regulations.

Treotham Automation 3D printed grippers for packaging equipment

10 January, 2018

In the packaging industry, changing grippers to suit new products often takes weeks. Now grippers can be made more quickly and cost-effectively with 3D printing.

Automating the transformer manufacturing industry

15 December, 2017

A strategic collaboration between SMC Pneumatics and AEM Unicore has been a catalyst in the success of manufacturing AEM Unicore's Automatic DUO Core Machine model UCM440A.

SMC MHM-X6400 gripper

31 October, 2017

SMC has added to its gripper range with the launch of the MHM-X6400, which uses a magnet for the handling of steel plate, without the need for vacuum.

Gripper modelled on a chameleon's tongue

26 May, 2016

The FlexShapeGripper can grip, collect and release several objects of very different shapes in the one process without the need for manual conversion due to its water-filled silicone cap, which wraps itself around the items being gripped in a flexible, form-fitting manner.

Festo OGGB low-contact gripper

14 September, 2012

The OGGB low-contact gripper, which works on the Bernoulli principle, is an alternative to suction cups.

Using sensors to make grippers more productive

14 April, 2011

Sensor-equipped grippers enhance quality and productivity of automated assembly processes and can enable fully automatic, recipe-driven flexible production.

And you thought coffee was for drinking!

22 November, 2010 by Anne Ju, Cornell University

Researchers have created a versatile gripper using everyday ground coffee and a latex party balloon, bypassing traditional designs based on the human hand and fingers.

PIAB piINLINE inline vacuum ejectors

29 October, 2010 by

PIAB piINLINE is a range of inline vacuum ejectors based on COAX technology. They are suitable for handling components in the electronics industry. A major benefit is that the ejectors work at low feed pressure.

Exair E-Vac modular vacuum generators

14 October, 2010 by

Exair’s modular E-Vac vacuum generators are a series of compressed air-powered vacuums for lifting, pick-and-place, clamping, chucking and surface-mounting applications. The vacuum pumps provide instantaneous response and are available in many sizes that provide a variety of vacuum levels and flow rates. They are maintenance free and have no moving parts to wear out.

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