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Lifting a Car door without touching its body

11 Apr 2017
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A client needed a solution to handle four doors of the car on the vehicle assembly line. They required a single manipulator to handle all four doors of the car. But there was one challenge gripper should not touch any metal part of the door.

Fine Handling developed a rail mounted telescopic manipulator with custom Grippers that lift the door using 2 pneumatically operated suction cups on the windows.

While the part present limit switch ensures presence of door for clamping, the rail mounting ensures easy movement in X-Y direction. Telescopic Manipulator design provides freedom of up-down motion with excellent space economy. Additional standby system was provided as a backup.

Solutions from Fine handling was highly regarded by the client. They were using similar type of manipulator on another line. It was PLC based electrically operated manipulator which had limitation to grip on specific points only. Fine Handling’s Pneumatic manipulator was easy to operate and could grip the door anywhere on the window glass.

Pneumatic manipulator provided lot of ease in operation, it could grip anywhere on QUOTE: Pneumatic manipulator provided lot of ease in operation, it could grip the anywhere on window glass and still balance the load. window glass and still balance the load.