About Workholding Grippers
Workholding Grippers are a patented, load bearing, light transmitting fixture component. Grippers are the foundation of the Blue Photon Grip Technology. The sapphire core allows the UV light direct access to the adhesive for curing times that are less than 60 seconds.
Head In Gripper
- Inserted from back of fixture
- De-bonded with 1/4 turn twist
- Able to retract during workpiece loading
- Available in 2 sizes
Head Out Gripper
- Inserted from top of fixture
- For simple fixture design
- De-bonded with heat or prying
- Not retractable during workpiece loading
The GRIPPERS are inserted into a fixture plate. The workpiece is secured to the GRIPPERS with BlueGrip Adhesive, which is cured with UV light that is transmitted through the core of the GRIPPER. Machine processes can be simplified and automated by use of standardized fixture plates built with various gripper configurations to hold a variety of different sized/shaped workpieces.
Workholding Gripper Strength/Holding Power:
The number of workholding grippers needed depends on the process, workpiece material, and force. Talk with your regional sales representatives for help in determining how many grippers your specific applicaton will require.
Head In Gripper 12130 average tensile holding power: 440 lbs
Head In Gripper 13160 average tensile holding power: 605 lbs
Head Out Gripper 12230 average tensile holding power: 440 lbs
These are averages of the tensile holding power. Holding power is dependent on adhesive joint size and thickness, adhesive joint temperature, as well as adhesive curing time.