A new line of robot end-of-arm gripper components has been made lighter to facilitate high-speed production.
A new line of robot end-of-arm gripper components has been made lighter to facilitate high-speed production. Designed for bulky parts, the New Technology (NT) components from SAS Automation, Xenia, Ohio, have shafts of carbon-fiber composite tubing instead of aluminum so they weigh up to one-third less. The NT components can also provide at least twice the stiffness of aluminum and, in some cases, higher strength.