Internal Spring Loaded Gripper Arm for Vacuum Cups

May 17, 2008
SAS Automation provides more EOAT gripping options, with the introduction of a new lightweight gripper arm. This gripper arm is uniquely designed with Delron & aluminum to keep the tool lightweight, electrically insulated and wear resistant. The part is ideal for tools requiring an electrostatic charge or using IML (In Mold Labeling).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 allows for easy plate mounting of the gripper arm. The gripper is also end ported for vacuum and keeps fittings away from other components such as vacuum cups.According to John Westbeld, Engineering Manager for SAS Automation “Adding this lightweight, yet durable gripper arm is one more way that SAS is helping processors to reduce robot wear and tear.”