Pick and Place Application Equipment
Pick and place applications comprise both primary handling—putting individual pieces of product into a tray or carton—and case packing. SMC has a variety of products that can be used for moving work pieces of all different shapes and materials.
2 Finger Grippers
2 finger grippers are the most popular style of gripper. SMC has many variations in 2 finger grippers to fit a variety of applications and work pieces.
3 Finger Grippers
3 finger grippers are great for round work pieces. The 3 fingers movement is synchronized by either a wedge cam or a rotary cam mechanism.
4 Finger Grippers
4 finger grippers are optimal for postioning square work pieces as well as picking up round objects. Its wedge cam design minimizes its overall size while retaining a high holding force making it suitable for end-of-arm (end effector) or space constrained pick and place applications.
Auto Hand Change System
The Auto Hand Changing (AHC) system, coupled with a tool adaptor, can be quickly linked and interchanged with either a standard or high precision pneumatic gripper. It is very versatile and can be integrated into a flexible manufacturing system (FMS) making the AHC an effective 2-in-1 gripper component. The MA2 load bearing unit has a max. transportable mass of 3 kg, with a built-in failsafe mechanism for drop prevention when there is loss of air pressure. Paired with the tool adaptor, it can link with two types of grippers.
Air Gripper Unit for Collaborative Robots
Air gripper unit for collaborative robots. Plug and play configuration for use with URCap compatible programming.
2 Finger Gripper
3 Finger Grippers
Series MHM is a magnetic gripper that can be used in place of vacuum cups or grippers when holding a metallic workpiece. Position sensors can be mounted on all 4 sides and can be mounted on 3 sides.
- Steel plates can be transferred without a vacuum
- Supports workpieces with holes and uneven surfaces where a vacuum pad cannot be used
- Holds workpieces even when air is shut off
- High holding force: 80 N (Workpiece plate thickness: 0.6mm), 120 N (Workpiece plate thickness: 1.4mm
- Residual holding force 0.3 N or less (Reduces workpiece release time)
SMC Vacuum Generators use compressed air to generate vacuum using a venturi. Vacuum levels down to -27 inHG (-91kPa) is obtained from multi stage units with suction flow greater than 7 SCFM (200 l/min.) SMC's air vacuum generators can be connected via a manifold or used individually. These compact devices can also be customized to integrate suction filters, vacuum sensor switches, and supply/release valves onto the generator. Additionally, SMC's generators can be configured to manage distribution of vacuum from a external vacuum source.
SMC vacuum cups are designed in a range of 19 diameters from 2mm to 200mm for use in delicate or heavy applications. SMC vacuum cups are available to fit many unusual shapes and are constructed from a variety of premium materials such as Silicon, NBR, Urethane, Fluorine etc. Installation options can be specified on either spring loaded buffers or threaded stems. Special application cups are also available such as check valve, porous material, annulus area etc.
Vacuum Cup Adaptors
ZPX, ZPY and ZP2 series vacuum cups are ideal for heavy weight material or objects with a large surface area. The lateral vacuum entry available with or without buffer. The versatile design can be used for a wide number of applications. The variety of cup material and designs give great freedom to the designer when solving application problems. Using special materials in the cups such as conductive materials that help ensure static discharge further broaden their uses.
Non-Contact Vacuum Pads
Non-contact suction cups (XT661) utilize the Bernoulli principle for picking up parts where direct contact is not feasible. The design makes it possible for picking up porous, uneven and serrated surfaced objects.
XT661's design averts deforming or distorting the shape of fragile and non-rigid workpieces such as: foil, thin sheets, paper, and printed circuit boards.
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Vacuum pad and generator are integrated for space savings. The two-stage generator increases suction flow up to 50% and reduces air consumption up to 30%. Design features allow for daisy-chain piping and the mounting with lock plates makes for easier maintenance.
Vacuum Saving Valve
ZP2V is a vacuum saving valve that when multiple vacuum pads are operated by one vacuum generator, and some of them are not holding the work piece, the reduction of vacuum pressure is restricted and the work piece can remain held by the rest of pads. When the work pieces have different shapes, the control circuit can be simplified. There is no need for switching operation when changing work pieces.
Applications Powered by SMC
- Applications Overview
- Air Management System
- Air Saving Products
- Analyzer Components
- Dust, Bulk and Powder Environment
- Chemical Handling
- Collaborative Robot Grippers
- Cleaning & Laundry Industries
- Eco Products
- Energy Saving Products
- Nitrogen (N2) Compatible Products
- Pick and Place
- Robotics Equipment
- Safety Related Products
- Space Saving and Lightweight
- Static Control Equipment
- Temperature Control Equipment
- Temperature Resistant Products
- Universal Robots
- Water Resistant Cylinders
- Weld Process Equipment