Robotics Industry News
SAS Automation Introduces FBG-22 Bag Gripper
SAS Automation, Part of the Piab Group Posted 08/01/2013
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 grains, 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.
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.