2-Jaw- Sizing

NOTE: The maximum load the gripper can handle will vary based on the size, shape and texture of the part, texture and shape of the fingers, acceleration and speed of the system, and air line pressure.

RAD would be pleased to assist you in sizing your application to determine the most effective pneumatic parallel gripper to meet your needs.

Once you have gathered the following information please Contact Us.

Sizing Requirements:

  • Total part weight and dimensional data
  • Tooling weight
  • Orientation of gripper when picking or moving part
  • Acceleration of robot (inches/second2 or millimeter/second2)
  • Available air pressure
  • Length of fingers
  • Center of gravity of the part
  • Acceleration and speed the part will encounter
  • Payload restrictions of the robot or machine
  • Environmental conditions (temperature, hazardous, clean room, exposure to water or coolants)
  • ID or OD grip
  • Friction or encompassing grip

Helpful Hints:

  • A four-way solenoid valve is required to control the gripper.
  • For the best performance, design the tooling fingers as short as possible to maximize gripping force and extend the life of the gripper.
  • Always “key” or “dowel” the fingers onto the jaws.


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