Needle grippers

FIPA needle grippers are optimised for handling flexible or air permeable items, such as for example, textiles and felt and foam mats. The adjustable stroke allows the compressed air-controlled needle grippers to be adapted to various material thicknesses. Some models come with sensor slots for detection of piston position and thus, indirectly, the needle position. FIPA offers compatible fittings for integration in gripper systems.

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Slim design for space-saving installation.

Suitable for stack rails.

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Needle gripper with blow-off inlet for short product release

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Crossed needles allow for specially firm grip.

Optionally available with spring load to compensate height differences.

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Crossed needles allow for specially firm grip.

Optionally available with spring load to compensate height differences.

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Especially suitable for handling heavier items > 30 kg


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Needle grippers GR04.740B

Slim design due to internal lift guiding
  • Gripper for materials that are non-dimensionally stable or difficult to handle with vacuum
  • Alignment to material thickness via adjustable lift
  • Double-acting, enables short duty cycles, separate compressed air connections for extraction / retraction of needles
  • Internal lift guiding for extra slim design
  • Sensor for monitoring gripper action via piston position (needles extracted / retracted)

Technical data

Item no.GR04.740B
Principle of operation Double-acting
Lift [mm] 0 - 3
Number of needles [Pcs.] 4
Needle diameter [mm] 2
Infeed angle [°] 45
Operating pressure [bar] 2 - 8
Operating temperature [°C] -10 - 60
Weight [g] 226
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+Ordering notes

  • Sensors and spare needle sets with 10 needles each, available as accessories
  • PNP and NPN sensors:
    - C-nut (cable: 90°): GR04.202P, GR04.202N
    - C-nut (cable: straight, short design): GR04.280P, GR04.280N

+Notes

  • Lift corresponds to maximum entry depth of needles

+Dimensions

  • 2 = Compressed air connection M5 needles extended
  • 3 = Compressed air connection M5 needles retracted

+Accessories

Item no. Suitable sensorsSuitable spare needle sets
GR04.740BGR04.280N, GR04.280P, GR04.202N, GR04.202PGR04.740-30N

Needle grippers GR04.700 and GR04.730

Small needle diameter for low entry depth, blow-off function for fast product release
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GR04.700
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GR04.730
  • Grippers with flat entry angle enables handling of thin or flat parts
  • Knurled screw for lift adjustment to textile thickness
  • GR04.700: Double-acting enables short duty cycles: Separate compressed air connections for extraction / retraction of needles, additional compressed air inlet (A) for fast product release
  • GR04.730: Single-acting, compressed air connection for needle extraction, reset via return spring

Technical data

Item no.GR04.700-20GR04.700-25GR04.730-20
Principle of operation Double-acting Double-acting Single-acting
Lift [mm] 0 - 2 0 - 2.5 0 - 2
Number of needles [Pcs.] 32 32 32
Needle diameter [mm] 0.7 0.7 0.7
Infeed angle [°] 45 45 45
Operating pressure [bar] 4 - 7 4 - 7 7
Operating temperature [°C] -10 - 60 -10 - 60 -10 - 60
Weight [g] 114 114 250
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+Ordering notes

  • Spare needle plates available as accessories

+Notes

  • Lift corresponds to maximum entry depth of needles

+Dimensions

BDD_GR04.700

GR04.700-20, GR04.700-25

BDD_GR04.730

GR04.730-20

  • * = Lift adjustment with knurled screw
  • 2 = Compressed air connection M5 needles extended
  • 3 = Compressed air connection M5 needles retracted
Item no.GR04.700-20GR04.700-25GR04.730-20
Ø d1 [mm]22.50 - 2

+Accessories

Item no. Suitable spare needle setsSuitable mounting
GR04.700-20GR04.700-20NGR07.040
GR04.700-25GR04.700-25NGR07.040
GR04.730-20GR04.730-20NGR07.041

Needle grippers GR04.710 and GR04.720

Lift adjustable to material thickness
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GR04.710
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GR04.720 with spring load
  • Grippers for materials that are non-dimensionally stable or difficult to handle with vacuum
  • Central bore hole to allow insertion of gripper into stack rails for pick and place
  • Lift limitation adjustable to material thickness
  • Needles centrally crossed for firm grip
  • Double-acting enables short duty cycles: Separate compressed air connections for extraction / retraction of needles

Technical data

Item no.GR04.710-25GR04.710-50GR04.710-75GR04.710-100GR04.720-25GR04.720-50
Principle of operation Double-acting Double-acting Double-acting Double-acting Double-acting Double-acting
Lift [mm] 0 - 2.5 0 - 5 0 - 7.5 0 - 10 0 - 2.5 0 - 5
Number of needles [Pcs.] 10 10 10 10 10 10
Needle diameter [mm] 2 2 2 2 2 2
Infeed angle [°] 45 45 45 45 45 45
Operating pressure [bar] 2 - 8 2 - 8 2 - 8 2 - 8 2 - 8 2 - 8
Max. operating temperature [°C] -10 - 60 -10 - 60 -10 - 60 -10 - 60 -10 - 60 -10 - 60
Weight [g] 240 255 301 311 492 512
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+Ordering notes

  • Spare needle sets, each containing 10 pieces available

+Notes

  • Needles can be individually replaced

+Dimensions

BDD_GR04.710

GR04.710-25, GR04.710-50, GR04.710-75, GR04.710-100

BDD_GR04.720

GR04.720-25, GR04.720-50

  • 2 = Compressed air connection M5 needles extended
  • 3 = Compressed air connection M5 needles retracted
Item no.GR04.710-25GR04.710-50GR04.710-75GR04.710-100GR04.720-25GR04.720-50
A [mm]108 - 116.5120 - 138128 - 154138.5 - 173123 - 131.5131.5 - 149
d1 [mm]0 - 2.50 - 50 - 7.50 - 100 - 2.50 - 5

+Accessories

Item no. Suitable spare needle setsSuitable mounting
GR04.710-25GR04.710-50NGR07.040
GR04.710-50GR04.710-50NGR07.040
GR04.710-75GR04.710-75AN, GR04.710-75NGR07.040
GR04.710-100GR04.710-75AN, GR04.710-75NGR07.040
GR04.720-25GR04.720-25N--
GR04.720-50GR04.720-25N--

Needle grippers GR04.715

Retraction of needles can be controlled separately for both sides
  • Grippers for workpieces or materials that are non-dimensionally stable or difficult to handle with vacuum
  • Narrow design
  • Lift can be adjusted to material thickness
  • Double-acting enables short duty cycles: Separate compressed air connections for extraction / retraction of needles on the face-side, alternatively one connection / each for separate extraction, one connection for central retraction

Technical data

Item no.GR04.715-70
Principle of operation Double-acting
Lift [mm] 0 - 7
Number of needles [Pcs.] 6
Needle diameter [mm] 2
Infeed angle [°] 45
Operating pressure [bar] 2 - 8
Operating temperature [°C] -10 - 60
Weight [g] 195
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+Ordering notes

  • Spare needle sets, each containing 10 pieces available

+Notes

  • Needles can be individually replaced

+Dimensions

  • * = Bore holes M3 for separate extration of needles per side
  • ** = Bore hole M3 for central retraction of needles

+Accessories

Item no. Suitable mounting
GR04.715-70GR07.042

Needle grippers GR04.725

Especially suited for handling heavier workpieces
  • Grippers for materials that are non-dimensionally stable or difficult to handle with vacuum
  • Lift can be adjusted to material thickness
  • Double-acting enables short duty cycles: Separate compressed air connections for extraction / retraction of needles

Technical data

Item no.GR04.725-60GR04.725-90
Principle of operation Double-acting Double-acting
Lift [mm] 6 9
Number of needles [Pcs.] 32 32
Needle diameter [mm] 2 2
Infeed angle [°] 45 45
Max. gripping force [N] 360 360
Operating pressure [bar] 2 - 8 2 - 8
Operating temperature [°C] -10 - 60 -10 - 60
Weight [g] 450 480
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+Ordering notes

  • Spare needle plates, available

+Dimensions

  • 2 = Compressed air connection M5 needles extended
  • 3 = Compressed air connection M5 needles retracted
Item no.GR04.725-60GR04.725-90
A [mm]135150
B [mm]7077
d1 [mm]0 - 60 - 9
L [mm]150164

+Accessories

Item no. Suitable mounting
GR04.725-60GR07.041
GR04.725-90GR07.041

Mounting plates for needle gripper

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Installation example for needle gripper GR04.700 on spring-loaded suction finger or FIPA SLine extrusion system
  • Mounts needle grippers on the SLine and MLine extrusion systems or spring-loaded suction fingers

Technical data

Item no.GR07.040GR07.041
Suitable for GR04.700, GR04.710 GR04.725, GR04.730
Weight [g] 21 27
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+Ordering notes

  • Slot nuts and screws included in scope of delivery

+Notes

  • Two bore holes for DIN 912-M5, for mounting on extrusion

+Dimensions

Item no.GR07.040GR07.041
A [mm]6060
B [mm]3545
C [mm]88
D [mm]5050
E [mm]2022
F [mm]1214
G [mm]2432
Ø H [mm]5.55.5
Ø J [mm]1010

+Accessories

Item no. Suitable suction fingers
GR07.040GR03.090A, GR03.091A
GR07.041GR03.090A, GR03.091A

Mounting bracket for needle gripper GR04.715

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Installation example for needle gripper GR04.715 on spring-loaded suction finger or SLine extrusion system
  • Mounted needle gripper on the SLine and MLine extrusion systems or on spring-loaded suction finger

Technical data

Item no.GR07.042
Weight [g] 11
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+Ordering notes

  • Slot nuts and screws included in scope of delivery

+Notes

  • Two bore holes for DIN 912-M5, for mounting on extrusion with slot nuts

+Dimensions

Item no.GR07.042
A [mm]35
B [mm]20
C [mm]25
D [mm]3
E [mm]25
F [mm]20
G [mm]10.5
H [mm]19
Ø J [mm]5.5
Ø K [mm]10
LM5

+Accessories

Item no. Suitable suction fingers
GR07.042GR03.090A, GR03.091A