Bilsing Automation has announced the availability of a new feed gripper with extension capability for use in 2- and 3-axis transfer press lines as well as destacking applications. These new aluminum grippers weigh only 2.27 lbs. (1.013 Kilos), making them about 13 lbs. (6 Kilos) lighter than competitive products. This enables faster transfer movement speed with a max velocity of 22 SPM for improved productivity.
The grippers are able to shift/extend up to 100mm, providing additional stabilization through the Z-axis movement to the part during press transfer. The central vacuum units for cup holding are integrated in the grippers for a very compact design. And, part picking is done from the top, so there is no additional space needed within the dies.
Designed for flexibility, the grippers work with the entire line of Bilsing vacuum cups and lightweight modular tooling, accommodating various applications simply by changing the cup.
Bilsing’s new lightweight shifting gripper works with all Bilsing suction cups and can increase transfer speed.