Cost-effective solution for handling sensitive and difficult objects
New Vacuum-Driven Soft Gripper
Cost-effective solution for handling sensitive and
Piab’s soft gripping tool piSOFTGRIP®, was developed especially with food industry automation in mind. The vacuum-based soft gripper will grip sensitive and lightweight objects of odd geometries and/or an unusual surface. Bin-picking of small irregularly shaped objects, such as toys, is another potential application.
piSOFTGRIP® has three gripping fingers and a vacuum cavity, all made in one piece, resulting in a simple and robust product. As it is vacuum-driven, the gripping force is easily adjusted and controlled by the applied vacuum level.
As companies scrutinize how to improve their food processing practices and stay ahead of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), installing new sanitary conveyors is often one of the conclusions they arrive at.
A common misconception is that all stainless steel conveyors are sanitary. When the FSMA was announced a few years ago, many companies went out and purchased stainless steel conveyors thinking they were going to get a high level of sanitary protection.
The RSX Press Actuators are designed for pressing, punching, clinching, joining & other applications requiring extreme force. It is an extreme force electric linear actuator that is more efficient, reliable and precise than hydraulic cylinders used in pressing (extend force) applications. Tolomatic precision ground planetary roller screws are utilized to achieve long life and precision. The RSX platform is designed and tested for long life and reliable performance in demanding force and duty cycle applications.
Forces up to 40,000 lbf (178 kN) in the extend direction
Type III hard coat anodized aluminum housing to withstand demanding environments
IP67 option to protect against dust and water ingress
Compatible with servo motors and gearboxes up to 215mm frame sizes
The FR-A800-R2R inverter offers a host of dedicated functions including automatic winding diameter calculations, automatic dancer speed control, and sensorless torque control to perform fast, smooth, and accurate winding and unwinding applications.
These complex functions do not require additional sequence or motion control programming to implement because the FR-A800-R2R inverter has a built-in PLC, eliminating the need for a separate controller, and utilizes easy-to-use parameterization to set and enhance functions. Even without advanced knowledge of tension control, users can control winding/unwinding (roll-to-roll) easily with the dedicated functions.