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Robotic Arm Gripper Achieves Automated, Quick-Change Design

The RV36 Gripper improves efficiency with quick-change, customizable jaws and custom accessories.

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Kurt Workholding RV36 Robotic Gripper.

Photo Credit: Kurt Workholding

Kurt Workholding, a division of Kurt Manufacturing, launches the RV36 Robotic Gripper, a two-finger parallel gripper featuring a patent pending design that enables automated finger/end-effector changes without changing the gripper body itself via pull-stud technology. Quick-change jaws are said to help customers save on gripper-body expenses and create greater part-holding flexibility.

The compact Kurt RV36 Gripper comes standard with integrated electronics featuring sensors that ensure fingers and parts are in place and ready for production. High-strength aluminum alloy keeps gripper weight to a minimum while a hard-coat finish reduces wear and increases life in the field. Smaller gripper size aids in easier storage where space is a premium.

Further, the Gripper’s double-acting piston allows for maximum clamping and unclamping force. Customers can choose from carvable aluminum or steel finger options that can be machined to work in a variety of applications. Additional finger sets are also sold separately.

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