SAS Automation introduces adjustable bag gripper

December 062009
SAS Automation introduces adjustable bag gripper
December 6, 2009 - SAS Automation introduced an adjustable bag gripper for a variety of bag handling applications that eliminates the need for costly custom tooling and can be adjusted quickly and easily in minutes for different production runs using a simple hand wheel. Ideal for plastic, woven cloth and paper bags containing heavy products including grains, chemicals, dog food, minerals and plastic resins.

This gripper uses stainless steel 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. In less than 30 seconds, the tool’s bag width can be changed from 12 to 21 inches.

Adjustable Bag Gripper details:
  • Handles Bag Weights: 110 lbs (50 kg)
  • Handles Bag Sizes: 12” wide X 12” long X 3” tall to 21” wide X 35” long X 6” tall
  • Gripper Tool Weight: 78 kg (172 lbs)
  • Bearings are double-sealed for long life.
  • Independent decking plates center bags on the EOAT and provide accurate bag placement for tight packing on pallet
  • Can be fitted with a servo drive to automatically adjust width while on-the-move to accommodate mixed loads.
  • Uses 5/8” diameter solid stainless steel radius fingers for long-lasting durability.
  • High flow pneumatic valves provide a complete open/close cycle in less than 600 milliseconds (0.6 seconds).