Many small and medium-sized companies in the packaging industry are dependent on a high degree of flexibility in the packaging line – especially for small to medium batch sizes, numerous packaging variants or changing seasonal business.
FIPA’s new End-of-Line Universal Box Gripper is the solution. Thanks to its weight-optimized aluminum support structure, the basic configuration of the gripper has an operating weight of just under 8 kg while still offering up to 50 kg load capacity. Robust, low-maintenance pneumatic components and stable hinges ensure a long life cycle even with high loads. The end positions can be precisely adjusted during the bending process. By using efficient multi-chamber ejectors, the gripper consumes only a small amount of compressed air at 160 NL/min at 6 bar.
The multifunctional gripper is individually configurable from approximately 100 different variants and can be flexibly extended by tried-and-tested components from the FIPA range of vacuum and gripper technology. The robot connection, quick-change system and mask size can be configured to adapt to the final cardboard box dimension. With an optional light sensor, vacuum switch, clamping cartridge and controlled blow-offs to optimize the cycle times, further adjustments to the processes are possible. Interested parties can find out more about the diverse design variants on the FIPA website using a configurator.
Thanks to cost-efficient lightweight construction technology, the customer can use a smaller robot, which has a positive effect on the acquisition and operating costs. A complete end packing station is possible on 2 x 2 x 2 meters and saves valuable space on the shop floor.
FIPA End-of-Line Universal Box Gripper at a glance:
- Designed according to the construction kit principle: rapid provision of the customer solution
- Versatile usage: supply, assembling, sealing and palletizing of cardboard boxes
- Weight-optimized support structure: 50 kg load capacity at 8 kg operating weight in the basic configuration
- Space-saving design: complete end-of-line robot cell possible in the smallest space