Cleaner, faster, more accurate: electric version added to gripper line

01/03/2012

SAS Automation LLC is now offering electric grippers in addition to pneumatic grippers, noting that electric grippers are becoming more popular for applications that require high speeds and for those requiring light or moderate grip forces. SAS notes that electric is also cleaner in operation than either pneumatic or hydraulic variations, making them very effective for handling products such as circuit boards or other dust sensitive products.

Electric-powered grippers also offer greater control, with a microprocessor that can be added to allowing users to vary clamping force and velocity. This helps the gripper cope with a variety of sizes and shapes, eliminating the need to change grippers to accommodate different types of parts....
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