FIPA GR04.100-HNBR sprue grippers with elastomer-coated jaws
January 25, 2016 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Jan. 25, 2016 – FIPA says it has introduced the industry’s first sprue gripper with fully elastomer-coated jaws.
An extension of its 100 series, the GR04.100-HNBR gripper promises to gently grip workpieces, “preventing the surface of even delicate materials from scratching, which makes it ideal for removing workpieces from injection molding machines.” Featuring wide opening and gap-free gripper jaws suitable for both large and thin workpieces, the 100 series grippers are made of anodized aluminum alloy and feature jaws coated with HNBR (hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber) on all sides. Absent of any paint-wetting impairment substances, the company says the grippers’ HNBR elastomer coating does not leave any markings behind that could prevent the successful painting or coating of the plastic parts they come into contact with.