AirPickers and AirGrippers from Air Springs (Meadowbank, Sydney) are precision-engineered rubber product handling devices, the bladders of which inflate gently and evenly to manipulate delicate products or containers. The system is able to handle loads from as light as 50 grams to as heavy as 20 kilograms or more. AirPickers work by being inserted into products while deflated, then inflated outwardly and evenly to hold onto the product’s interior walls. AirGrippers surround a product with a collar from which a rubber sleeve is inflated inwardly to grip the product’s exterior. The large expansion of the inflating end-effectors allows for multiple part sizes to be handled with just one size model.
For more information, go to www.airsprings.com.au.