New Tool: ProSource
Checkout our packaging and processing solutions finder, ProSource.

Festo Corporation: Bionic adaptive gripper sorts pressure-sensitive products

Light and flexible, the DHDG adaptive gripper from Festo consists of a pneumatic actuator in the form of a bellows and three gripper fingers arranged in the pattern of the tail fin of a fish.

Pw 38056 Webfesto

Designed for handling light loads at high speed, the basic structure is made up of two flexible bands that meet at one end to form a triangle. Intermediate stays are connected to the bands at regular intervals by articulated joints. This flexible design enables the gripper fingers to adapt to the shape of a work piece when pressure is applied laterally. The proportional pneumatic valve VPPM ensures that the pressure is correct.  Everything is connected to the robotic controller CMXR which controls the Tripod robotic handling unit.
 

Discover innovations from 400+ packaging & processing suppliers.
The largest PACK EXPO East in history is March 18-20 in Philadelphia! In one convenient location, you’ll discover new technology from top suppliers, get quality problem-solving time with experts and learn the latest trends in free educational sessions.
Read More
Discover innovations from 400+ packaging & processing suppliers.
Discover Our Content Hub
Access Packaging World's free educational content library!
Read More
Discover Our Content Hub