Today, Applied Robotics, Inc., a leading global provider of robotic end-of-arm tooling and connectivity solutions, announced the expansion of their line of pneumatic grippers and work holding devices at the Automate Show in Rosemont, IL. (April 3-6th, 2017). Grippers are what allow robots to do work.
A gripper is a robot’s hand, enabling holding, tightening, handling, moving and releasing an object.
In addition to the existing parallel and angular grippers; expansions to the product line include several specialty versions and enhancements. Now available are O-Ring models, needle grippers for the handling of fabrics, bladder grippers for bottle handling and double sealed versions suitable for harsh environments. Further expansions include products designed for food grade and clean room/intrinsically safe applications (explosive environments).
Complementing the expanded gripper line are other necessary products common to automated work cells including rotary actuators, rotary distributors, linear slides and self-centering pneumatic vices.
Applied Robotics, grippers are as dependable and long lasting as their tool changers, offering extremely high cycle life and the ability to be rebuilt to like new condition. These expansions solidify ARI’s position as offering gripping and work holding solutions for any application imaginable. They have already handled eggs, cakes, solar bowls, radioactive material and stage lighting.
“Many times, grippers are seen as commodity products but we’ve seen there is a need for higher end, truly engineered and re-buildable grippers,” said Kevin Drummond, Director, Sales & Marketing for ARI, “Applied Robotics, Inc. is proud to offer long lasting, reliable and 100% field tested precision grippers for automation, work holding and anything in between .”
For more information, visit Applied Robotics, Inc. this April 3-6 at booth #1262 or at their website www.appliedrobotics.com
About Applied Robotics, Inc.: headquartered in Glenville, NY, is a leading global provider of robotic end-of-arm tooling and connectivity solutions; specializing in tool changing, collision detection, and gripping applications. Applied Robotics provides industry and application specific solutions to the most challenging automation problems.
With over thirty years of experience engineering complex robotic and automation equipment, Applied Robotics was the first company to develop automated tool changers and continues to engineer state-of-the-art solutions allowing our customers to stay at the forefront of their respective industries all over the world.