By DE StaffAutomation Machine Building
Festo HPPF flat parallel gripper designed for space-constrained applications.
Festo has launched its HPPF diminutive flat parallel gripper which ranges from 19 to 41mm among its four sizes: 8, 12, 16, and 20. The gripper’s stroke ranges from 8 to 80 mm, with gripping forces from 60 to 377 N. Designed for space-constrained applications it contains less than 1% copper/zinc/nickel, making it suited battery manufacturing. It features twin piston rack and pinion motion and ball bearing guides that give it an accuracy of ≤ 0.03 to ≤ 0.06 mm. Units are symmetrical for flexibility in mounting and both sides feature a C-slot for sensors. Machine builders can adjust the stroke and there is an elastic cushioning option. The line’s small footprint also adds to its lightweight – 68g for the smallest unit and up to 1,326g for the largest.