The HNH Series pneumatic grippers can grip objects weighing up to 2.5 lb. The grippers are available for angular and parallel operation; in double- or single-acting types; in four bore sizes: 3/8, 5/8, 3/4, and 1 inch. Maximum repeatability is 180 cycles/min. Grippers come with a piston magnet, ready to use with LED Hall-effect sensor switches. No internal lubrication is required, and the grippers can be mounted axially from the rear, or from two different sides.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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