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Grippers

Unique workholding grippers that allow for complete photo-activated adhesive curing.

Blue Photon’s workholding grippers are a patented, load bearing and light transmitting fixture component. Grippers are the foundation of the Blue Photon grip technology.


Head-In

Head-In Gripper

  • Insert into fixture from the backside
  • Can be retracted during workplace loading
  • Debonds with 1/4 turn twist or hot water soak
  • Available in 3 sizes

Head-Out

Head-Out Gripper

  • Insert into fixture from the topside
  • Cannot be retracted during workplace loading
  • Debonds with hot water soak or twisting

How Our Grippers Work

The grippers are inserted into a fixture. The workpiece is secured to the grippers with BlueGrip™ workholding adhesive, which is cured with UV light transmitted through the core of the gripper.


Our Grippers

Gripper Size Comparison

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Medium Head-In Gripper

Part#: 12130, 12131

  • To hold small to medium size workpieces
  • Insert into fixture from the backside
  • Can be retracted during workplace loading
  • Debonds with 1/4 turn twist or hot water soak
  • Use P/N 12131 where deionized water is used
  • Average tensile holding power with BlueGrip S2 workholding adhesive is 400 lbs.*

*Testing done under controlled conditions.

Large Head-In Gripper

Part#: 13160

  • To hold medium to large size workpieces
  • Offers more surface area on gripper head for stronger holding power
  • Insert into fixture from the backside
  • Can be retracted during workplace loading
  • Debonds with 1/4 turn twist or hot water soak
  • Average tensile holding power with BlueGrip S2 workholding adhesive is 605 lbs.*

*Testing done under controlled conditions.

Medium Head-Out Gripper

Part#: 12230

  • To hold small to medium size workpieces
  • Insert into fixture from the topside
  • Cannot be retracted during workplace loading
  • Debonds with hot water soak or twisting
  • Use in applications for simplified fixture design
  • Average tensile holding power with BlueGrip S2 workholding adhesive is 400 lbs.*

*Testing done under controlled conditions.

Small Head-In Gripper

Part#: 11130

  • To hold small size workpieces for lighter duty machining
  • Insert into fixture from the backside
  • Can be retracted during workplace loading
  • Debonds with 1/4 turn twist or hot water soak
  • Average tensile holding power with BlueGrip S2 workholding adhesive is 200 lbs.*

*Testing done under controlled conditions.

Part # Description Application
Grippers
12130Medium GripperSmall to medium size workpieces.
12131Medium GripperTo use with small to medium size workpieces where deionized water is being used.
13160Large GripperMedium to large size workpieces.
12230Medium GripperTo use with small to medium size workpieces to apply added stand-off to .55".
11130Small GripperSmall size workpieces.

Our Gripper Inserts

Insert Size Comparison

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Gripper Insert

Part#: 22100, 23100

  • Use gripper inserts to protect aluminum fixtures from thread galling
  • Made from hardened steel with a black oxide finish
  • Install with thread locker
  • Screws in from the bottom

Gripper Insert Assembly

Part#: 22200, 23200

  • Includes the gripper insert and insert nut
  • Use to increase standoff from the fixture and/or to protect aluminum fixtures from thread galling
  • Inserts allow for additional flexibility for exact gripper height positioning
  • Made from hardened steel with a black oxide finish
  • Screws in from the top

Ratchet & Sockets

Part#: 50200, 53595, 54595

Grippers debond with 1/4 turn twist of ratchet.

Part # Description Application
Inserts
22100Gripper InsertTo use with aluminum tooling to prevent thread galling while twist debonding, use with P/N 12130.
23100Gripper InsertTo use with aluminum tooling to prevent thread galling while twist debonding, use with P/N 13160.
22200Gripper Insert AssemblyTo use with aluminum tooling to prevent thread galling while twist debonding, use with P/N 12130.
23200Gripper Insert AssemblyTo use with aluminum tooling to prevent thread galling while twist debonding, use with P/N 13160.
502003/8 Drive RatchetTo use with sockets P/N 53595 and 54595.
535953/8 Drive 9/16 Thin Wall SocketTo use with gripper inserts P/N 23100 or 23200.
545953/8 Drive 12 mm Thin Wall SocketTo use with gripper inserts P/N 22100 or 22200.