The vertical up and down dimensions of the manipulator's end-effector are critical
due to the large variation in roll heights and part orientations. The end-effector
must prevent the rolls from telescoping when pitched down.
Picking up paper rolls from a slitter with
the core horizontal and transferring them to a pallet. The
rolls will be either positioned horizontally or pitched 90°
for vertical core positioning.
A Simple Air Manipulator® (SAM P-112) allows
simultaneous multifunction capabilities. Anti-telescoping
I.D. gripper end-effector with an adjustable pad for various
I.D.'s and a detachable hand control.