AutomationDirect adds Nitra pneumatic rotary actuators and grippers
January 26, 2018 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Jan. 26, 2018 – AutomationDirect’s line of Nitra pneumatics now includes rotary actuators and pneumatic object grippers.
Nitra rotary actuators are available in four body sizes with or without shock absorbers. All are double acting and have an adjustable travel range from zero to 190 degrees, according to AutomationDirect. Anodized aluminum bodies include integral mounting slots for position switches and a ball bearing hub and integrated piston magnets are standard. According to AutomationDirect, the compact design of the Nitra rotary actuators is ideal for general material handling and other industrial applications such as conveying, clamping, transferring parts, positioning, and controlling valves.
The pneumatic grippers are compressed air actuators with jaws (or fingers) to pick up, hold and release objects and are used in a range of general automation processes such as pick and place, material transfer, clamping and indexing. Two jaw parallel and two jaw angle Nitra grippers are available in seven body sizes and with side mount or end mount grips. Parallel grippers open and close parallel to the object and angle (or angular) grippers open wider than parallel jaws requiring more space, notes AutomationDirect.