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


Needle grippers GR04.740B

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

Technical data

Item no.GR04.740B
Principle of operation Double-acting
Stroke [mm] 0 - 3
Number of needles [Pcs.] 4
Needle diameter [mm] 2
Infeed angle [°] 45
Operating pressure [bar (psi)] 2 - 8 (29 - 116)
Operating temperature [°C (°F)] -10 - 80 (14 - 176)
Weight [g] 226
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  • 2 = Compressed air connection M5 needles extended
  • 3 = Compressed air connection M5 needles retracted

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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

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GR04.700
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GR04.730
  • Small needle diameter for low entry depth, blow-off function for fast product release
  • Grippers with flat entry angle enables handling of thin or flat parts
  • Knurled screw for stroke 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
  • Stroke corresponds to maximum entry depth of needles
  • Spare needle plates available as accessories

Technical data

Item no.GR04.700-20GR04.700-25GR04.730-20
Principle of operation Double-acting Double-acting Single-acting
Stroke [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 [°] 30 30 30
Operating pressure [bar (psi)] 4 - 7 (58 - 101.5) 4 - 7 (58 - 101.5) 4 - 7 (58 - 101.5)
Operating temperature [°C (°F)] -0 - 70 (32 - 158) -0 - 70 (32 - 158) -0 - 70 (32 - 158)
Weight [g] 114 114 250
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BDD_GR04.700-20

GR04.700-20

BDD_GR04.700-25

GR04.700-25

BDD_GR04.730-20

GR04.730-20

  • * = Stroke adjustment with knurled screw
  • 2 = Compressed air connection M5 needles extended
  • 3 = Compressed air connection M5 needles retracted

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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

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GR04.710
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GR04.720 with spring load
  • Strokes adjustable to material thickness
  • Grippers for materials that are non-dimensionally stable or difficult to handle with vacuum
  • Central bore hole (Ø 10) to allow insertion of gripper into stack rails for pick and place
  • Stroke 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
  • Needles can be individually replaced
  • Spare needle sets, each containing 10 pieces available

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
Stroke [mm] 0 - 2.5 0 - 5 0 - 7.5 0 - 10 0 - 2.5 0 - 5
Stroke Suspensions [mm] -- -- -- -- 35 35
Number of needles [Pcs.] 10 10 10 10 10 10
Needle diameter [mm] 2 2 2 2 2 2
Infeed angle [°] 30 30 30 30 30 30
Operating pressure [bar (psi)] 2 - 8 (29 - 116) 2 - 8 (29 - 116) 2 - 8 (29 - 116) 2 - 8 (29 - 116) 2 - 8 (29 - 116) 2 - 8 (29 - 116)
Operating temperature [°C (°F)] -10 - 80 (14 - 176) -10 - 80 (14 - 176) -10 - 80 (14 - 176) -10 - 80 (14 - 176) -10 - 80 (14 - 176) -10 - 80 (14 - 176)
Weight [g] 240 298 310 340 492 512
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BDD_GR04.710-25

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

BDD_GR04.720-25

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]111.5 - 123120 - 138128 - 154138.5 - 173123 - 131.5131.5 - 149
B [mm]0 - 2.70 - 50 - 7.50 - 100 - 2.50 - 5

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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
  • Stroke 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
  • Needles can be individually replaced
  • Spare needle sets, each containing 10 pieces available

Technical data

Item no.GR04.715-70
Principle of operation Double-acting
Stroke [mm] 0 - 7
Number of needles [Pcs.] 6
Needle diameter [mm] 2
Infeed angle [°] 30
Operating pressure [bar (psi)] 2 - 8 (29 - 116)
Operating temperature [°C (°F)] -10 - 80 (14 - 176)
Weight [g] 195
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  • 2 = Bore holes M5 for separate extration of needles per side
  • 3 = Bore hole M5 for central retraction of needles

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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
  • Stroke can be adjusted to material thickness
  • Double-acting enables short duty cycles: Separate compressed air connections for extraction / retraction of needles
  • Spare needle plates, available

Technical data

Item no.GR04.725-60GR04.725-90
Principle of operation Double-acting Double-acting
Stroke [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 (psi)] 2 - 8 (29 - 116) 2 - 8 (29 - 116)
Operating temperature [°C (°F)] -10 - 80 (14 - 176) -10 - 80 (14 - 176)
Weight [g] 450 480
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BDD_GR04.725-60

GR04.725-60

BDD_GR04.725-90

GR04.725-90

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

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

Mounting plates for needle gripper

  • Mounts needle grippers on the SLine and MLine extrusion systems or spring-loaded suction fingers
  • Two bore holes for DIN 912-M5, for mounting on extrusion
  • Slot nuts and screws included in scope of delivery

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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BDD_GR07.040

GR07.040

BDD_GR07.041

GR07.041

+Application examples

Installation example for needle gripper GR04.700 on spring-loaded suction finger or FIPA SLine extrusion system

+Accessories

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

Mounting bracket for needle gripper GR04.715

  • Mounted needle gripper on the SLine and MLine extrusion systems or on spring-loaded suction finger
  • Two bore holes for DIN 912-M5, for mounting on extrusion with slot nuts
  • Slot nuts and screws included in scope of delivery

Technical data

Item no.GR07.042
Weight [g] 11
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Item no. Suitable suction fingers
GR07.042GR03.090A, GR03.091A