Bilsing Automation Introduces New Hot Forming Gripper at FABTECH

At FABTECH 2019 in booth #A1307, Bilsing Automation will feature its new PSB-20 pneumatic grippers featuring a heat protection shield designed to withstand the high temperature environment of hot forming applications required to produce B-pillar, C-Pillar or Roof frames, for ample. The PSB-20 can handle workpiece temperatures of up to 1000o C. They come with a self-locking feature that ensures higher production safety and capable of achieve a clamping force of 800 N.

The PSB-20 hot forming grippers are manufactured from high strength aluminum and can reach 40 strokes per minutes. The grippers have a slim profile and flat design, helping to decrease collision risk. Available in a variety of sizes, these lightweight grippers can help to achieve increased stroke rates. They offer short opening and closing cycles for increased productivity. Both styles are also offered with optional sensor versions to ensure correct part positioning

This hot forming series is available in fixed jaw, block jaw, and L-versions— all with either two clamping pins or thin versions with one clamping pin. Depending upon the configuration, both jaws can be dynamic. Various connection choices are also available including lateral ball, lateral pin, back ball connection or STS-tube connection in the back.