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Sprue grippers with elastomer-coated jaws have been introduced by FIPA Inc. (Cary, NC). An extension of the company's 100 Series, the technically optimized GR04.100-HNBR devices gently grip workpieces without scratching even the most delicate materials, making them suitable for removing workpieces from injection molding machines.

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Elastomer-coated grippers won't scratch fragile workpieces

Sprue grippers with elastomer-coated jaws have been introduced by FIPA Inc. (Cary, NC). An extension of the company's 100 Series, the technically optimized GR04.100-HNBR devices gently grip workpieces without scratching even the most delicate materials, making them suitable for removing workpieces from injection molding machines.

fipa-150.jpgFeaturing high closing force, a wide opening and gap-free gripper jaws that enable the secure handling of both large and thin workpieces, the new 100 Series grippers are made of high-strength anodized aluminum alloy. The jaws are completely coated with hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber (HNBR) on all sides, an industry first, according to the company. The HNBR elastomer coating will not leave markings on plastic parts that could interfere with painting or coating operations.

Intended for use in filtered and oiled or non-oiled air, the single-acting 100 Series grippers with elastomer-coated jaws weigh 1.69 oz (48g) and have a 10-mm clamping diameter. Operating pressure spans 250 to 800 kPa (2.5 to 8 bar), and the closing force at 600 kPa (6 bar) is 22 N.

Medium-sized grippers for custom, interchangeable jaws; grippers with HNBR-padded inner jaws; and grippers with and without sensors, all with a 10-mm clamping diameter, are also available.

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