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Piab extends the piSOFTGRIP® program with the piSOFTGRIP® 30-3

POSTED 10/08/2020

The vacuum-based soft gripper will grip sensitive and lightweight objects of odd geometries and/or an unusual surface.

piSOFTGRIP® has three gripping fingers and a sealed vacuum cavity, all made in one piece, resulting in a simple and robust product. The product is not sensitive to dust and the gripping force is easily adjusted and controlled by the applied vacuum level.

Food approved--piSOFTGRIP® is made in detectable silicone approved for direct contact with food (in accordance with FDA 21 CFR and EU 1935/2004 regulations). The food compliant silicone gripper enables the food/chocolate industry to extend their automated food handling to include a wider range of products. Delicate food items and chocolate pralines can be handled without risk of being spoiled due to crushing. Wash-down fitting options as well as a sealed vacuum cavity make it easy to clean and keep functioning in challenging environments.

Easy to use, control and clean--The soft gripping vacuum tool is as easy to control and install as a suction cup. You can also easily use it in multimode applications, putting several piSOFTGRIP® in rows or other grid structures, supporting the picks you want to make. It uses the same fittings as Piab’s piGRIP® suction cups. An optional stainless-steel fitting offers wash-down provision to assist cleaning. Its intuitive and user-friendly design makes piSOFTGRIP® easy to integrate into automated procedures, where it can help to secure the quality of products and increase overall productivity.

Great gripping solution for small and sensitive objects--The piSOFTGRIP® is an excellent and cost-effective solution for sensitive and difficult to grip objects. The gripping force can easily be controlled by simply adjusting the vacuum level.  The new soft gripper can grip objects with a diameter of up to 30mm [1.18”].

About Piab
Piab provides smart solutions for the automated world, helping thousands of end users and machine producers in e-commerce logistics, food, pharma, automotive and other manufacturing industries to improve energy-efficiency, productivity and working environments. With almost 500 employees and SEK 1.2 bn in sales 2018, Piab is a global organization, serving customers in almost 70 countries from a network of subsidiaries and distributors. By leveraging the ongoing technological development in automation and robotics, and targeting high-growth segments and geographies, Piab's vision is to become the global leader in gripping and moving solutions.

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