Flexible and service friendly
The pneumatically operated, single-acting ID grippers from FIPA GmbH have already established themselves as the alternative for workpieces with holes or cut-outs or for when vacuum cups or grippers aren’t just right for handling goods. FIPA has completely overhauled its portfolio and now offers users maximum flexibility with minimal set-up time.
The small ID grippers are now equipped with food-safe gripper heads made of polyamide (PA) and are suitable for light and small parts with openings measuring 3 to 10 millimeters in size. If necessary, the gripper heads can be easily exchanged in a non-destructive manner.
In the series for diameters ranging from 8 mm to 85 mm, the piston’s movement can now be adapted directly at the gripping object. In other words, no separate series are required anymore in order to push the workpiece downward/upward when putting it in place. Furthermore, the new ID grippers are very service-friendly, because the bellows can be replaced quickly in a non-destructive manner. The bellows made of EPDM and silicone make it possible to handle items without leaving markings, can withstand high temperatures of up to 200 °C and are suitable for the food industry.
The gripping force can be flexibly adapted to the workpiece via the operating pressure. In contrast to other models available on the market, the bellows for expansion do not have to be inflated, which means there’s no risk of something bursting from the very beginning.
A large portfolio of matching fittings and screw connections is available for the integration of the ID grippers into gripper systems.
Two series for maximum user flexibility:
Diameter range of 3 mm to 10 mm:
- Polyamide gripper heads: Suitable for contact with food
- Service-friendly: Simple and non-destructive replacement of gripper head
- Simple integration into gripper systems
Diameter range of 8 mm to 85 mm:
- Adjustment of gripping force to the workpiece via the operating pressure
- Two bellows materials: EPDM, low-marking, heat-resistant up to 130 °C; silicone, heat resistant up to 200 °C
- Service-friendly: Simple and non-destructive replacement of gripper bellows