Kurt Workholding Adds New Smaller-Sized Robotic-Arm Gripper to its Automation Lineup

Jan. 29, 2023
The new RV24 Gripper is a scaled-down version of the revolutionary RV36 Gripper—featuring the same quick-change customizable jaws and automation integration.

Minneapolis-based Kurt Workholding announced the launch of its new RV24 Robotic Gripper—a two-finger parallel gripper featuring a revolutionary patent pending design that allows automated finger/end effector changes without changing the gripper body itself. Quick change jaws allow customers to improve automation efficiency, save on gripper-body expenses and create greater part-holding flexibility.        

Loaded with features, the compact Kurt RV24 Gripper comes standard with integrated electronics featuring sensors that ensure fingers and parts are in place and ready for production. High-strength aluminum alloy keeps gripper weight to a minimum while a hard-coat finish reduces wear and increases life in the field. New gripper size allows for smaller part handling, lighter minimum clamping force and easier storage where space is a premium. The RV24 is designed to work with a range of robotic applications and can perform well on cobots or smaller robots.

“When we introduced the RV36 back in 2020, we knew it would be the first in a family of robotic grippers,” said Jeff Lenz, Executive Vice President, Proprietary Products, Kurt Manufacturing. “While working with customer’s we determined that a smaller cobot-compatible gripper made the most sense as our next robotic automation product.”

The Gripper’s double-acting piston allows for flexible clamping and un-clamping force. Customers can choose from machinable aluminum or steel finger options that can be machined to work in a variety of applications. Additional finger sets are also sold separately along with finger clips for holding multiple gripper sets.

Stop by and see the new RV24 and RV36 Grippers in action handling parts in our IMTS booth from September 12 to 17 in the West Building Level 3, booth number 423433.        

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