Universal end arm effector reduces engineering and build time by allowing a wide range of adjustment for quick and easy set-up. Grippers, vacuum cups, part sensors, and locating pins are mounted with swivel brackets to enhance flexibility. The units are lightweight and exceptionally rigid. Applications include robotic part handling and transfer ones.
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