The new GPL Series of precision, long stroke grippers is designed
to significantly increase the payload capability of automation systems by
reducing the weight of the grippers. Because grippers are part of the payload
robot or fixed automation systems, a gripper’s mass is critical to the cost and
efficiency of the system. The new GPL Series offers the highest Force-to-Mass
ratio on the market by employing modern manufacturing techniques and selecting
materials and treatments that reduce mass.
“The Space Age started in 1957 with the launch of
the USSR’s Sputnik. While tool steel is durable we have had 50 years to
understand how to use lighter and stronger materials to get a job done.
Launching payloads into space is directly analogous to moving payloads with
automation system here on earth. We can’t afford the inefficiency of using 1940
materials to build our automation systems. ZAYTRAN has advanced the gripper
market into the 21st century with the new GPL Series,” said Ted Zajac, Jr.,
President of ZAYTRAN, Inc..
Many automation systems are created in order to remove humans from harsh environments. This reality is also addressed by the GPL Series via a purge system. A third port (open, close, and purge) is plumbed to the bearing surface of each slide. This permits positive air pressure of about 1/2 line pressure to be applied. Debris that would normally collect and "clog" the gripper is blown away.
Lean and flexible manufacturing are watch words of today’s manufacturing engineers. The new GPL series supports these concepts by offering the longest strokes in the market. This permits a system to handle an extreme range of part size without changing jaws or other tooling.
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