Robot Gripper and Manipulator Machines

Robot Gripper and Manipulator Machines


Robot Gripper

Robot Gripper systems are suitable for wheel and air blasting. They work in combination with a workpiece gripper to pick up and move parts in front of the blast wheels or nozzles. This means that each Robot Gripper system always has an automatic workpiece loading/unloading. To prevent shot leakages, a flexible and effective seal is vital. Wheelabrator Group has developed and patented the most flexible seal for a Robot Gripper machine available on the market.


DS Manipulator Shot Blast Machines

Manipulator Shot Blast Systems were introduced in the 1980’s to blast finish and clean large series powertrain castings or forged parts. Today they are an indispensable part of the latest production technology in foundries and forges. Manipulator blast cleaning systems meet the highest production demands and are renowned for their excellent blast cleaning performance: even interior surfaces which are difficult to access are properly cleaned without accumulating abrasive. Wheelabrator’s broad range and layout features (loading/unloading) offer a variety of possibilities to solve different production tasks efficiently. Wheelabrator can combine complimentary manufacturing tasks and materials handling tasks and realize complete installations, to eliminate any interface risks. The automation of operation sequences can increase productivity and economic efficiency. The DS machines comprise single or multiple manipulators rotating horizontally. The DV machines comprise multiple manipulators rotating vertically.


Robot Manipulator (MAC)

Robot Manipulator systems are primarily designed for deburring and surface finishing of aluminium and magnesium castings. These systems work in combination with an industrial robot equipped with a double gripper assembly to place and withdraw uncleaned and cleaned castings in or from the parts fixture in the shot blast machine. This system allows simultaneous operations: during shot blasting, other processes such as shot evacuation, pick-up or delivery of castings can be performed by the robot; this reduces process time or allows the extension of individual cycle phases (e.g. blasting time).