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FIPA develops custom gripper system for removing hot plastic parts from injection molding machines

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Designed to quickly & carefully remove hot plastic parts from an injection molding machine, FIPA’s latest custom EOAT gripper system automates a manual demolding process to protect employees, improve quality, reduce cycle times, & increase factory throughput.

FIPA releases grippers with soft, removable pads for time- & cost-conscious injection-molded plastics applications

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Featuring robust anodized aluminum alloy housings & jaws equipped with exceptionally soft, quickly replaceable elastomer pads, FIPA’s new 100 Series sprue grippers provide gentle gripping solutions ideal for delicate workpieces with low material thicknesses

FIPA’s lightweight EOAT enhances the performance of advanced robotic automation systems

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Weighing a slight 15lbs., FIPA’s latest custom EOAT solution features four flat vacuum cups for the dynamic handling of oily metal sheets, a heavy-duty ejector for the highest possible process reliability, & a carbon fiber frame that delivers a superior strength-to-weight ratio.

FIPA develops flexible, cost-effective vacuum gripper solution for repacking application

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Mounted on a Z-axis for vertical lift capabilities, the custom vacuum gripper based on FIPA’s TC Series can handle both individual boxes & whole layers, regardless of the package position & size, without changing grippers or wasting vacuum flow.

FIPA expands its lifting technology: Ultra-flexible vacuum lifter for sheet metal and timber processing

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FIPA entered into the lifting technology market in mid-2015. And now the specialist in gripper, vacuum and lifting technology based near Munich is really upping the ante: The company’s new FIPA Spider is a vacuum crossbeam that will set benchmarks on the market. Thanks to its lightweight aluminium structure, the FIPA Spider is extremely easy to handle. Its modular construction and extensive accessories mean that it can be customized. What’s more, the plug & play concept means that installation takes no time at all – making handling flat workpieces in sheet metal and timber processing child’s play. CEO Rainer Mehrer on the addition to the range: “As we have done with End-of-Arm-Tooling, we are positioning ourselves in this segment with a highly flexible product. Modularity for adaptation to suit customer needs is our core aim: The point at which special production begins for others has long been standard for us.”

FIPA’s latest custom lifting & gripping solution enables safe, efficient & cost-conscious palletizing

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Combining standard & specialized components, FIPA’s latest custom material handling solution spares employees from manually handling 5 – 10 tons daily, proving that even small companies can afford to improve throughput, efficiency, & employee health

FIPA employs Varioflex® bellows suction cups to develop a custom, low-noise, high-reliability hand gripper

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FIPA’s custom solution enables the rapid visual inspection of plastic caps destined for use in optosensors without leaving any marks or contaminants behind

FIPA announces Varioflex® bellows suction cups for material handling & packaging automation applications

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FIPA’s long-life SP-BX Series Varioflex® bellows suction cups deliver a

perfect seal on surfaces ranging from oil-free metal sheets to hot

injection-molded plastics, & even rough or uneven surfaces.

FIPA’s custom material handling solutions improve reliability & decrease cycle time in challenging applications

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Combining high quality materials, creativity, & industry expertise, FIPA recently solved a client’s conundrum by delivering a custom material handling solution that quickly, effectively, & precisely picks & places extremely thin magnetic coded disks in an automated testing system.

FIPA releases high performance oval suction cups for sheet metal handling applications

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Enabling the dynamic, slip-free handling of both dry & oily metal sheets in a variety of automotive, metal processing, & mechanical & plant engineering applications, FIPA’s robust, new oval suction cups deliver unbeatable quality & exceptionally long lifetime performance at competitive prices.

FIPA innovation: Extremely customizable FIPA tube lifting technology at FABTECH 2015

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Allowing a single person to quickly, safely, & efficiently lift, transport, & precisely place even bulky & awkward loads up to 639.34lbs, FIPALIFT Expert tube lifters significantly improve the economy & productivity of sheet metal processing applications.

FIPA combines experience, quality & creativity to increase efficency, production & profit in the woodworking industry

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FIPA recently designed & delivered a complete, custom, & cost-effective material handling solution that allows a single employee to safely & easily lift, relocate, & precisely place large, rough-hewn planks weighing up to 353lbs (160kg)

FIPA presents: Gap-free sprue grippers designed to handle complex workpieces with low material thickness

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Available with standard, sensor-enabled, & fully elastomer-coated jaws, FIPA’s newly improved 100 Series sprue grippers securely grip workpieces ranging from 1–10mm thick, & are ideal for use in plastics processing & tooling machines

FIPA presents: Two New Series of Compact ID Grippers

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Both series provide an effective alternative to suction cups & grippers for workpieces with holes or recesses.

FIPA presents: New Series of Round Quick-Changers with a Robust SAFE-LOCK Mechanism

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Featuring a SAFE-LOCK mechanism, visual locking indications, always-aligned pneumatic air connections, & robust construction, the new SR Series quick-changers provide an extremely reliable connection between assembly & material handling robots & gripper systems.

FIPA presents: The industry’s first sprue grippers with fully elastomer coated jaws

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Ideal for use with injection molding machines, the new 100 Series grippers feature high closing force, wide opening, & gap-free jaws completely coated with HNBR, enabling the gentle handling of workpieces with maximum reliability.

FIPA presents: FIPALIFT – Flexible lifting solutions for the movement of light to heavy loads
Intelligent vacuum technology that breaks new ground with material flow

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FIPA did not invent vacuum technology, but made a great deal from it. As a result, the company has become a leading specialist for End-of-Arm-Tooling and lifting technology. Based on this expertise and many years of application experience, FIPA is presenting FIPALIFT tube lifters at the LIGNA 2015, a completely new system solution development for material logistics.

FIPA presents: All EOAT components in a single catalog
Informative and clear: Gripper components and complete gripper systems

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It belongs on the desk of every automation expert. FIPA offers a comprehensive compendium of gripper technology in its new End-of-Arm-Tooling (EOAT) catalog GR07. According to Rainer Mehrer, President of FIPA, "the entire competence of FIPA is now available in two catalogs in combination with the Vacuum Technology Catalog VT01, published last year".

Automation with FIPA: Vacuum Crossbeam Lifts 1 Ton of Steel
Individual Lifting Solution for Steel Processing Company in East Asia

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FIPA, in close partnership with South Korean DAHO TECH COMPANY, has designed and produced a vacuum crossbeam for handling heavy steel plates. "Our project with DAHO TECH COMPANY once again demonstrates our high level of expertise in vacuum technology. Even the heaviest products can be handled in a reliable production process using our lifting systems," states Rainer Mehrer, President of FIPA.

FIPA presents: Vacuum suction cups for sheet metal handling
A newly developed generation of cups for the sheet metal and metal processing industries

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FIPA announced today the launch of a new innovative series of suction cups designed specifically for the sheet metal industry. The new cups will enhance FIPA’s already extensive range of vacuum technology equipment and accessories. “We are excited to bring over 20 years experience in material flow technology to the dynamic sheet metal market,” says Rainer Mehrer, President of FIPA.

New Release: A Comprehensive Vacuum Technology Catalog
Technical information, drawings and usage instructions on almost 800 color pages

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Indispensable for automation experts: FIPA is offering comprehensive volume of vacuum technology in the new VT01 Vacuum Technology Catalog. “The new catalog underscores our goal of offering the right solution for every need and for every industry in impressive form”, says Rainer Mehrer, President of FIPA.

New Release: Flexible Vacuum Gripping Systems for Automation

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FIPA Inc. now offers a wide range of easy-to-handle vacuum gripping systems.

“Our years of industry experience and expertise have enabled us to create a suite of flexible gripping solutions

that fit our customers’ needs and budget,.” says Rainer Mehrer, President of FIPA.

New Release: FIPA Heavy-Duty Suspensions Optimize Positioning Accuracy

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FIPA Inc. today announced the release of its heavy-duty suspensions: the SZ-NIV-HD series. The company’s newest offering provides the most innovative vacuum components for dynamic handling and short cycle times - must-haves in rough production environments.

New Release: Low-Leak Suction Plates for Sheet Metal Handling

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FIPA today announced the release of its new SPLT series suction plates. With these new, extremely reliable and highly flexible state-of-the-art plates, FIPA makes automated sheet metal handling a lot easier. “The launch of the SPLT series further expands our technology, product solutions and commitment for sheet metal handling”, says Rainer Mehrer, President of FIPA.

New Release: Bernoulli Vacuum Cups for Direct Food Contact
Non-contact and safe handling of delicate products

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With the new Bernoulli Vacuum Cups, FIPA now offers a solution for gentle handling of food and other delicate products. “The new Bernoulli grippers are made from PEEK, which is a material suitable for use with food products, and meet the stringent FDA requirements,” says Rainer Mehrer, President of FIPA.

FIPA presents: New, user-friendly website
Find the right product with just a few clicks

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Find the right product even quicker. With this goal in mind, FIPA has completely redesigned its website, www.fipa.com. In just a few simple steps, visitors are now directed to the products they are looking for. The same simple system of categorization used in its catalogs is now also leveraged online. On each product page users will find a photo, product description, technical data, dimensions, diagrams and accessories. Visitors can generate a datasheet for each product, including accessing CAD data after registering once.

Automation with FIPA: Customized gripper protects employees’ backs

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CARY, North Carolina – November, 2013 – FIPA has developed a gripper for AUMA Riester GmbH & Co. KG that considerably improves ergonomics in the workplace. The gripper makes it easier to handle electric motors, shortens cycle times and offers a high degree of process reliability.

FIPA innovation: Varioflex® suction cup improves process reliability for removing injection molding parts

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Just released to the market, the new Varioflex® suction cup is are already delivering. Tanne Kunststofftechnik, a long-standing German supplier to the automobile industry, is already using the cups successfully.

FIPA presents: Compact Ejector with Blow-off Boost
A highly dynamic vacuum generator for ultra-fast pick & place in robotics

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Ultra-fast cycle times, compact design: The new ejector from FIPA is a vacuum generator that uses suction cups for highly dynamic handling tasks. Its blow-off flow is supplied not only via the compressed air line, but also from ambient air, lowering the consumption of compressed air.

"The patented blow-off boost of our newest ejector makes precisely depositing work pieces in milliseconds economically feasible," says Rainer Mehrer, President and Owner of FIPA. Common fields of application include Delta robots in the packaging industry, electronics production or micro assembly.

FIPA short-stroke suction cup for flat surfaces: The space-saving suction cup with a high holding force

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FIPA today announced the release of its newest addition to the world’s largest selection of suction cups: The Short-Stroke Suction Cup specifically designed for flat surfaces. This newest release offers another efficient solution for special handling tasks. Applications range from removing hot plastic moldings from injection molding tools, to handling work pieces with rough or grained surfaces. “The FIPA Short-Stroke Suction Cup represents a highly versatile solution component allowing our customers to achieve a greater suction force than conventional suction cups in a small space”, says Rainer Mehrer, President and Owner of FIPA.

FIPA presents: A robust gripper with a large area sprue control
New FIPA Gripper Removes Work Pieces Securely During Injection Molding

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High process reliability, compact construction: FIPA’s new Sprue Gripper GR04.101A now offers the optimal solution for the removal of injection-molded parts. “Our newest gripper not only identifies work pieces with high reliability and regardless of the position of the sprue, it also guarantees a maximum gripping force even at high cycle times,” says Rainer Mehrer, FIPA President and Owner. “We’re pleased to bring this newest addition to FIPA’s comprehensive selection of grippers to the U.S. market.”

FIPA presents: Electrically and pneumatically controlled magnetic grippers
Flexible solutions for handling metal sheets and other ferromagnetic workpieces

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High holding force, easy system connection: With its new pneumatically controlled magnetic grippers, FIPA GmbH offers an alternative to its popular electrically controlled magnetic grippers. “FIPA is the only company to have two different solutions for magnetic grippers for handling metal sheets and other ferromagnetic workpieces,” says FIPA CEO Rainer Mehrer.