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Work Holding and End-of-Arm Tooling Solutions from Compact Automation

Compact Automation has a unique portfolio of work holding products and the ability to customize those products for specific customer needs. This webinar will provide an overview of the work holding products we offer, the features and benefits of those products, and how we can customize those products for your specific application.

Date: September 12, 2018
Time: 2 PM EDT (11 AM PDT / 8:00 PM CEST)
Duration: 1 hour
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With the rapid growth of robotics and other automation systems, work holding products and solutions are in high demand. Compact automation offers a variety of unique work holding products and is adept at customizing these products for specific customer applications. Many of these products can be used on the end of a robot arm or in a pick-and-place system to grasp a work piece. Some of the other products are used to clamp a work piece into a fixed position on a piece of equipment.

This webinar will take you through the following work holding products from Compact Automation:

Angular grippers, parallel grippers, magnetic grippers, hollow-rod cylinders (for vacuum pickup), twist cylinders, collet closers, pin-actuators, and intensifiers

We will present the features and benefits of these products, explain how to select the proper product for the application, and what options are available for each product.

This webinar will also explain the process for customizing a work holding product including several case studies of custom work holding solutions we have provided in the past.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand the standard work holding offering from Compact Automation
  • Learn how to choose the right product for the right application: choosing between an angular gripper, parallel gripper, or collet closer, etc.
  • Understand how jaw length affects grip force
  • Discover why a single-acting gripper may be beneficial
  • Learn about the Compact custom product process


Brooks Hafner, Customer Service and Application Engineering Manager, Compact Automation Products

Brooks Hafner graduated Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1993, and worked as a Design Engineer for Jaderloon Company, Inc. designing commercial greenhouses for 6 years. Brooks was an Applications Engineer at ITT for 18 years, providing unique solutions with our pneumatic and hydraulic actuators, and was promoted to Customer Service and Applications Engineering Manager in 2018.