Cars can be lifted and repositioned and miniature components can be picked and placed precisely in assembly lines- the day of the modern-day robot has dawned. No, it’s not a sci-fi film that we are talking about. Its just one of your everyday, hardworking pneumatic grippers at work. These are powered tooling jaws and are used extensively in various industrial applications. They are available in a large variety of sizes and shapes. Apart from those that are used in the car manufacturing industry and the ones used in precision setting, there are variations like vessel air nippers. These tools are somewhat similar to grippers and work on a similar mechanism but are able to cut with the sharp surfaces they have. |
The first generation of power grippers were very strong and huge and used mainly for moving larger objects from one place to the other and were widely used in industries like the car manufacturing one. Many industries rely very heavily on machines rather than humans. In fields where heavy machinery has to be transported from one end of a manufacturing unit to the other, pneumatics has come to the rescue. As time went by the pneumatic industry underwent a sea-change and computer and television assembly lines saw the addition of these precision grippers that worked on compressed gas. Today, micro chips are handled with dexterity by these pneumatic wonders. Automation has infiltrated every field and pneumatics has become an inseparable part of it.
Several pneumatic solution companies design custom made grippers that are used for a specific purpose within a particular industry. A great deal of research goes into the designing of pneumatic grippers. Attention has to be paid to the shape and the size of the objects that have to be manipulated. This factor will be taken into account when the gripper jaws are being designed. If the gripper is going to be used to pick and move delicate objects, the material that will be used to make the product need not be a heavy-duty one. On the other hand, if the grippers are being designed to move heavy and large objects it goes without saying that the material will have to be sturdy and textured differently. The amount of air pressure and force that is going to be used in the tool will determine what its configuration will be.
When high precision equipment is the demand of the day, high quality pneumatic components cannot be far behind. Koganei pneumatic valves and many other high-quality pneumatic parts are used in the manufacture of these powered products. Every product that they manufacture is innovative and ideal for what is called pick and place applications. They are dynamic with their approach towards design and provide solutions for the most complex machine applications. Koganei pneumatic valves become a very critical component in gripper applications as they control the flow of compressed gas in a precise manner. Their behavior, to a large extent dictates how effective the mechanism will be.
DAS Services Inc uses Koganei pneumatic valves in the manufacture of a number of pneumatic grippers . These high quality valves contribute greatly to the efficiency and precision of this equipment.
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