Air Springs Supply introduces the latest range of Pronal palletising gripper tubes designed for the glass industry.
Engineered for rapid automated bottling and packaging tasks while also enabling efficient handling of new generation complexly shaped bottles and flasks, Pronal palletising grippers are made from hot vulcanised elastomer coated fabrics and can securely grip bottles and flasks for palletising and depalletising.
Pronal pneumatic palletising grippers can be manufactured to cater to specific needs of today’s industry, including rapid production lines and pin-point accuracy of positioning.
Air Springs Supply National Sales and Marketing Manager Mr James Maslin explains the grippers are highly compatible with rapid automated bottling and packaging systems, as their strength and tenacity are combined with a soft touch to accommodate minor variations in bottle positioning during rapid movement.
The grippers are typically used in multiple banks of gripping lengths configured to user requirements. Available in standard sizes of 1230mm and 1460mm, the grippers are available in special lengths on request as part of Pronal’s expanding range, which is distributed nationally by pneumatic actuation and isolation specialist Air Springs Supply.
Pronal’s latest range of grippers includes different setups for different bottle styles to cater to the diverse demands of the food and beverage industry. In addition to the standard ranges, there are short neck and half inflatable ranges with each range having an optional double feed system or quick setting nut manufactured from reinforced fabric to ensure high quality. Each range also offers a variety of configurations including different inflated diameters, height when empty and thickness when empty.
Firestone AirPickers and AirGrippers
Pronal palletising grippers complement Firestone’s existing range of AirPicker and AirGripper end-effectors, also available from Air Springs Supply for high-speed bottling, packaging and palletising applications.
These precision-engineered product handling devices incorporate neoprene bladders that inflate gently and evenly to manipulate delicate products or containers as light as 20g or as heavy as up to 20kg.
AirPickers are inserted into products while deflated, then inflated outwardly and evenly to hold onto the product’s interior walls. AirGrippers surround a product with a collar from which a rubber sleeve is inflated inwardly to grip the product’s exterior.