MDA Preview: Festo Corp.
August 21, 2014—Festo (Booth E-4936) will be showcasing the HGPLE electric gripper in an end-of-arm-robotic-tooling demonstration at IMTS. The HGPLE electric gripper operates using position control or force control, and can switch between the two modes on the fly. At the show, the HGPLE gripper will pick and place a work piece using force control. Between picks, the electric gripper operates using position control for fast, precise positioning of the gripper fingers. The demo shows how utilizing both force and position speeds up changeover between different sized work pieces. Festo will also be featuring the company’s latest innovations in pneumatic and electric motion actuation products including safety systems and components, actuators, valves and valve terminals, drives, air preparation systems, and advanced controllers and architectures.