Fipa’s 2016 Series of self-centering, gap-free sprue grippers feature a wide jaw opening, high closing force, single-acting operation, and easy assembly and disassembly. They also are available with optional direct-sensing capabilities, and smooth or sawtooth jaws, to satisfy a range of gripping specifications.
Comprised of zinc-plated steel gripper jaws with anodized, high-strength aluminum alloy housings, and compatible with both oiled and unoiled compressed air, the sprue grippers are designed to deliver reliable performance even in harsh manufacturing environments. Models with direct-sensing capabilities feature PNP or NPN sensors, and enable large area sensor activation, direct part detection and easy adjustment for subsequent control levels. Models without sensing capabilities are available with an additional jaw variant that features removable HNBR pads especially designed to enable quick and easy replacement, and to eliminate machine downtime, unlike coated grippers, which require complete replacement once the protective material reaches the end of its useful lifetime.
The grippers provide a maximum gripping force of 52 N at operating pressure of 6 bar (87.02 psi). They weigh between 148 g (5.22 oz.) and 168 g (5.92 oz.), and have a 20-mm clamping diameter.
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