Rubber to metal cured pads provide a flexible protective surface for Robot and Cobot applications - clamping, mounting, part handling, conveying, and more. Metal backing supports the compliant rubber body providing a robust and stable structure for fastening the pad to tooling or other interfaces. During gripper pad production, the rubber is fused to the plate with a bond stronger than the rubber itself, thus ensuring the rubber and metal will not separate—the perfect blend of metal and rubber.
Angular jaw grippers (GTP and DAG) and parallel jaw grippers (APG) are available in several sizes and single acting or double acting styles. Recessed mount options are available to nest up inside the Remote Center of Compliance (RCC) device for a compact gripping and insertion solution.
Remote Center of Compliance (RCC) devices correct for part-to-hole misalignment and reduce insertion forces in part handling applications. Also an excellent choice for non-robotic applications, where slight flex is helpful during part handling and placement. Wherever misalignment is present, an RCC can help.
Flexible wrist tool holding with an Overload Protection Device (OPD) provides independent control of the robot in a crash condition and an immediate vent of pressure to allow tooling to go limp at the wrist and minimize possible damage. Systems combine sensor shutdown with air pressure adjustment sensitivity. Integration with PFA’s modular RCC’s and grippers provides for a fully protected EOAT solution.