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Standard parts in hygienic design; Two-finger parallel gripper

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Two-finger parallel gripper

The RV24 robotic two-finger parallel gripper allows automated finger/end effector changes without changing the gripper body, improving automation efficiency, saving on gripper-body expenses, and delivering greater part-holding flexibility. The compact gripper comes standard with integrated electronics featuring sensors that ensure fingers and parts are in place and ready for production. High-strength aluminum alloy keeps gripper weight to a minimum while a hard-coat finish reduces wear and increases field life.

New gripper size allows for smaller part handling, lighter minimum clamping force, and easier storage. The RV24 is designed to work with a range of robotic applications, performing well on cobots or smaller robots.

The gripper’s double-acting piston allows for flexible clamping and unclamping force. It’s available in aluminum or steel finger options that can be machined to work in multiple applications. Additional finger sets are sold separately along with finger clips for holding multiple gripper sets.

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Standard parts in hygienic design

A complete product family of special standard parts combines minimal contamination tendency with optimum cleaning ability. Joining the existing range of knobs, U-handles, hand levers, indexing plungers, latches, cover sleeves, leveling feet, and screws are the Spacers GN 6226.

In all cases, stainless steel with vibratory finished or polished surfaces keep maximum surface roughness below Ra 0.8µm so dirt particles can’t settle and can be reliably removed during cleaning. Another central feature of the standard parts is the absence of dead space; no substances can accumulate inside the components.

A hygienically safe sealing concept verified by software simulation ensures that the FDA-compliant H-NBR or EPDM elastomer seals fit flush after assembly, preventing hygienic problems from going unnoticed.

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