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SAS Automation Introduces FBG-22 Bag Gripper

Piab, Robotic Gripping

SAS Automation recently introduced a new smaller bag gripper for a variety of bag handling applications including palletizing woven cloth, plastic or paper bags containing heavy products including SAS Automation Introduces FBG-22 Bag Grippergrains, chemicals, dog food, minerals and plastic resins. This innovative gripper uses aluminum fingers for both strength and their ability to withstand harsh manufacturing environments. A decker mechanism is designed into the tool to facilitate an accurate bag drop once positioned over the pallet -- crucial for a tightly packed pallet.

Significant Features:

Lightweight and rugged aluminum weldment main frame

Manual adjustment for different bag widths from 290-450mm

Ø9.5mm solid aluminum fingers with ball-nose ends

Spring-return Aluminum Decking Plates to guide the bag

Top-mounted Bag Clamp

High-flow pneumatic solenoid valves

Ultrasonic bag presence sensor Custom adaptor plate to accommodate any robot Handles bag weights up to 22kg (50 pounds)

Weighs 17kg w/o slip sheet option (20kg with)

“This new lightweight bag gripper is a unique tool for palletizing heavy bags,” said Rob Dalton, General Manager for SAS Automation. "This gripper is capable of handling bags of multiple weights/sizes,” said Dalton.

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