SMAC MGR6 micro gripper allows part handling with 2.5 g force
February 18, 2018
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Feb. 17, 2018 – SMAC Moving Coil Actuators describes its new MGR6 series micro gripper as having a very low moving mass with two independent axes, and being capable of light, controlled forces.
The 55 x 47.5 x 24 mm gripper can be used as an end-effector on third-party robots. According to SMAC, the MGR6 enables increased small part assembly, particularly of complicated small products that are made in very high quantities, such as tiny semiconductor (0201) components handling, small lens handling, stent/catheter handling, sample tube handling, and electronics assembly. These applications make use of the company’s Soft-Land feature, programmable down to as low as 2.5 gram force (depending on controller), and two independently controlled gripper fingers to pick up asymmetric and/or off-set parts.