This application utilizes a custom “C-clamp” style gripper paired with a PM 44-S to lift and manipulate a customer’s parts. The custom gripper is designed to grip 4 different parts, all of which are long and slender. Some of the parts had rectangular cross-sections, while others were cylindrical. All of the parts are 3 to 3 1/2 feet long and weigh around 30 pounds.
The gripper fingers are designed to accommodate both rectangular and cylindrical part cross-sections. The gripper fingers are also lined with a textured rubber that increases the grip of the clamp. This also prevents any damage from the gripper contacting the part.
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The Part Manipulator picks up the parts from a horizontal orientation (laying on a cart), lifted up, rotated to a vertical orientation, and placed in a test fixture. Once done with the testing operation, they are again lifted from the vertical orientation, rotated 90 degrees back to a horizontal orientation, and set down in their packaging.
If you are looking for an ergonomic solution to lift different sized parts, contact us or give us a call at 1-800-837-2503.