A new vacuum gripper for robot end-of-arm-tooling is designed to handle bulky and heavy parts weighing up to 614 lb/sq ft. The vacuum handling system from SAS Automation LLC, Xenia, Ohio, can handle parts that are often difficult for robot grippers, such as ones that are porous, soft, twisted, round, or flexible. The grippers are adjustable, lightweight, compact, and easy to install, SAS says. Each gripper has one valve that is auto-regulated to open and close. Gripping power remains constant when activated. Power comes from an electric turbine and compressed air. (937) 372-5255 • www.sas-automation.com
SAS Automation, LLC
1200 S Patton St. Xenia, OH 45385
Phone (937) 372-5255 Fax (937) 372-5555
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