Micro grippers are small and fast for micro control

Festo has introduced a range of micro pneumatic grippers designed to save installation space. The HGWM range is targeted at applications in the electronics and precision tool industries for handling and assembly of tiny components in restrictive space environments.

The miniaturised angle grippers offer fast actuation, with a closing time of 2.5ms. Two micro gripper models are available, with pistons of 8mm and 12mm diameter. The smaller model weighs 13g, yet delivers a grip force of 12N per jaw.

Festo Tel: 01252 775000; Fax: 01252 775001; Email: Iain_burgess @festo.com