AGS needle grippers available in new sizes

May 28, 2021
Appropriate for lifting materials, including composite textiles and porous items, the grippers now are available with new 12mm-, 16mm- and 20mm-diameter pistons.

Needle Gripper AGS’ needle grippers work with linear robots, six-axis robots and cobots and are an appropriate choice for lifting a range of products, including composite textiles, cardboard boxes or porous items such as foam materials. Schunk Intec handles U.S. distribution for products from AGS Automation Greifsysteme Schwope GmbH.

What’s new? Additional sizes. Piston diameters of 12mm, 16mm and 20mm have been added to the line.

Benefits Precise gripping functions. The grippers are available with from four to 32 needles, and with penetration depths from 0.2mm to 36mm.There are optional lifting units that stretch or relax the material being moved. A polyamide housing has reduced the weight of the gripper unit.

Schunk Intec Inc., Morrisville, N.C., 919-572-2705,