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Air grippers

A good grip is the key

End effectors, primarily by way of grippers, enable handling and manipulating parts with a wide variety of shapes, sizes and materials.

To make sure that you find the perfect solution for your handling application, SMC offers a wide portfolio of products adapted to the needs of each operation. Whether picking up a conventional part, a round piece, a ferromagnetic sheet with an irregular shape, tiny components for an assembly or boxes full of products, there is always a pneumatic gripper to do the task.

With SMC’s air grippers you will:

  • Ensure precision and a tight grip – High repeatability and gripping force
  • Find a suitable solution for any workpiece shape – Wide variety of gripping mechanisms and configurations
  • Adapt to special environments – Dust and water resistance, clean room, battery manufacturing and more.

Let us make a primary air gripper selection for you

To find the suitable product for your needs, you must consider some basic parameters such as the necessary holding force, the shape and size of the part, the working environment and the repeatability, and you’ll be ready to go

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