November 14, 2017 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Nov. 14, 2017 – Goudsmit Magnetics Group is presenting a magnetic gripper for picking up or holding items such as punched steel parts, blanks and perforated steel sheet in robotic applications.
According to Goudsmit, the use of a magnetic gripper on robot arms replaces the traditional vacuum technique. The magnetic gripper is fitted with permanent magnets and can be used in grippers on robot arms. The magnets can be switched on and off pneumatically, enabling the system to pick up and transport thin steel sheets one at a time. The rubber pad at the end ensures that the work piece does not slide during vertical pick-up and prevents the work piece from being damaged, notes the company.