Pneumatic gripper withstands hot forming environments
Bilsing Automation North America has announced the availability of its PSQ40 pneumatic gripper, designed to withstand hot forming environments, such as those required to produce A and B pillars and side and roof rails for automobiles.
The 2.65-lb. gripper is capable of 3 million cycles and can handle workpiece temperatures up to 1,000 degrees C. It has a piston diameter of 1.57 in. and a gripping force of 450 N at 70 PSI to handle heavy components. The gripper features short opening and closing cycles.
The unit is available in both a heat-resisting, single-point metal jaw style or a ceramic, single-point jaw style. Both feature a sensor to help ensure correct part positioning.