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Heavy Duty Linear Thruster Slide

Submitted by: on April 16, 2011  


AGT Heavy Duty Linear Thruster Slide from AGI

AGT heavy duty linear thruster slide series are pneumatically powered by an external air cylinder guided by hardened shafts running on precision ball bearings. This linear thruster offers the highest load-carrying capabilities due to the dual endplate system. This serves two purposes, one the shafts are bolted together with the endplates making it a rigid box frame for less vibration, and the second the load is stopped by the end plates, not the air cylinders piston. AGT linear thruster slide is ideal for high-speed applications requiring durability, heavy loading, precise movement and accuracy in one package.

Three bore sizes: .75 inch, 1.125 inch, and 1.50 inch are offered with sensor and shock absorbers options. Stroke lengths are available from 1″ to 12″ incremental.
Position sensors can easily be added to the AGT to detect the end of travel positions of the travel.

The AGT Thrusters are used in many industrial applications, R&D, lab, production and from single direction to complex X-Y-Z motion. AGI pneumatic automation components are used in many Pick-N-Place applications and can handle small to large objects.

Important features and benefits:

  • Box frame construction with dual end plates bolted together
  • Load is stopped by end plates and not the air cylinder
  • Precision sealed ball bearings for heavy loading, precise movement
  • Floating piston shaft eliminates cylinder binding
  • Tooling plate is offset from the body allowing clearance between tooling plate and mounting surface
  • Slip fit dowel holes on body and tooling plate
  • Main body has tapped holes on side and on back for ease of mounting
  • Tooling plate has tapped/counter bored mounting holes
  • Optional Extend and retract shock absorbers and sensors
  • Replaceable air cylinder

Please contact AGI for further information.

Pneumatic Zero Position Fixed Jaw Gripper from AGI

Submitted by: on September 02, 2009  


Pneumatic Zero Position Fixed Jaw Gripper from AGI The AGPS fixed jaw parallel grippers offer a unique gripping solution for applications that require a zero point for exact part pick up or placement and high loading capability. The compact size of this pneumatic gripper linear actuator is ideal for use in tight spaces needing large payloads with a quick clamping cylinder.

The one-piece body and stationary jaw design integrated with the precision T-slot bearing design that is supported the full length of the body is designed to carry heavy loads. AGPS straight-line design offers high moment load and high accuracy in a compact lightweight package that features a lightweight aluminum base that is hard anodized and a carriage bearing made from Ampco 18 aluminum-bronze. Standard mounting and dowel holes on the slide jaw carriage endplate make it easy to attach the tooling jaws and the unit’s base offers four holes for mounting. Hardened stroke adjustments and locks are standard on end of extend and retract of stroke offer excellent zero point repeatability.

AGPS series mini-linear actuators from AGI provide grip force of 15 to 25 lbs. with four stroke sizes up to two inches, yet the total height of the assembly is only 0.813 inches it is one of the smallest commercially available pneumatic actuator.

The pneumatic gripper linear actuator is part of a new product line that offers flexible configurations. The grippers have two bore sizes .5 and also a .75 inch available in .5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 inch strokes. Optional switch kits allow the use of inductive proximity switches for easy interfacing to electrical controls.

Please contact AGI for further information.

Miniature Pneumatic Linear Actuator from AGI

Submitted by: on August 21, 2009  


Miniature Pneumatic Linear Actuator from AGI The AGMS compact bearing guided air cylinder offer a high performance solution for linear motion applications that require short strokes coupled with compact boundary dimensions and high loading capability. The compact size of this pneumatic miniature linear actuator is ideal for use in tight spaces needing large payloads.

AGMS series mini-linear actuators from AGI provide a load-carrying capacity of 3 to 28 lbs., yet the total height of the assembly is only 0.813 inches, making this one of the smallest commercially available pneumatic linear actuator.

This precision mini-slide has a T-slot bearing design that is supported the full length of the body to carry heavy loads. AGMS straight-line design offers High moment load and high accuracy in a compact lightweight package. It features a lightweight aluminum base that is hard anodized and a carriage made from Ampco 18 aluminum-bronze. Standard mounting holes on the slide carriage and endplate make it easy to attach the mechanism being moved and the unit’s base offers four holes for mounting. Stroke adjustments and locks are standard on end of extend and retract of stroke.

The Mini-Linear Actuator is part of a new product line that offers flexible configurations. The Pneumatically actuated mini slides have two bore sizes .5 and also a .75 inch available in .5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 inch strokes. Optional switch kits allow the use of inductive proximity switches for easy interfacing to electrical controls.

Please contact AGI for further information.

3 Jaw Pneumatic Angular Grippers With Fail Safe Toggle Lock from AGI

Submitted by: on June 10, 2009  


3 Jaw Pneumatic Angular Grippers With Fail Safe Toggle Lock from AGIAGI introduces the latest technological advancement in three jaw pneumatic angular grippers.

The AGA Series Angular Gripper Actuator features four new models that have three jaws. The gripper jaws 180 degree opening is suited for applications which must be performed within a limited work area. The AGA-23, 33, 43 and 53 series have stroke-limiting screws to adjust the stroke between 0 and 180 degree. The four sizes have a range gripping forces from 20 to 200 lbs.

When the jaws are completely opened, the work piece can be placed in a fixture without having to retract the gripper. This saves an extra step as well as the expense of another axis of movement. The toggle mechanism greatly increases in power as the jaws near the fully closed position and become self-locking when past parallel. The internal linkages are guided by two groves that run the length of the body.
This will keeps the tooling jaws from loosing the center repeatability. Close attention must be made to the tooling jaws when designing them. Because the jaws swing an arc, the mechanism produces higher velocity at the end of your tooling during the stroke.
Therefore, tooling jaws should be short, lightweight as possible, and flow controls are recommended. In cases where longer jaws are needed, bumpers or miniature hydraulic shocks should be used to decelerate the jaw at the end of the stroke. All of these units are double acting, have multiple airports, mounting locations and available with sensor options for easy interfacing to electrical controls.

AGI supplies a complete range of sophisticated automation products that include: pneumatic parallel grippers, rotary actuators, thrusters, linear actuator slides, mini slides, tool changers, overload devices. The units are available in imperial and metric versions for flexibility and design for a world market.

Please contact AGI for further information.

O-Ring Assembly Mechanism From AGI Aids Companies and Workers Alike

Submitted by: on May 20, 2008  


O-Ring Assembly Mechanism From AGI Aids Companies and Workers AlikeAGI releases new mechanized tools that automate the installation of a wide variety of O-Rings. O-Rings are utilized in many products, including medical devices and home appliances. This innovative technology can be employed by manufacturing plants servicing a range of industries. Two different products, both sophisticated dual motion gripper instruments, offer the capability to position and seal O-rings for completely-automated assembly lines and partially-automated single-station hand assists.

There are many advantages to automating traditional manual jobs: the most obvious of these relate to time and cost reduction. A partially-automated hand-assist station can increase the rate of O-Ring installation by at least three times. But that is just one of the many advantages of utilizing advanced robotics in this specialized function. According to AGI President, Peter Farkas, O-rings are easily damaged or twisted when mounted manually or with a three-prong device. But, “there is far less damage done to the O-Ring itself when installed by a 6 or 8 jaw gripper,” says Mr. Farkas. This is critical because damaged or incorrectly installed O-rings often result in a faulty product.

But cost reduction is just one of the many advantages of automating the O-Ring installation process, according to ergonomics experts. They have found that repeated-stress injuries are a primary cause of many ailments prevalent amongst manufacturing workers, including tendonitis and carpel tunnel syndrome. Many workers suffer severe pain and discomfort due to repeated-stress ailments. Both workers and their employers suffer financial losses when chronic pain keeps people away from work for short or extended periods. AGI’s O-ring installation tools help to curb worker injuries, and ultimately, boost the bottom line.

AGI’s has recently been able to make significant investments to their production plant, allowing them to deliver these new O-Ring Placement products to customers with little or no lead time. AGI can now offer their world-class automation technologies at even more competitive pricing than previously, making robotics technologies available to manufacturing plants of all sizes.

AGI’s O-Ring-Assembly Tools come in two sizes: the AGP-6-OR (which has six jaws) and the AGP-8-OR (which has eight). These pneumatic grippers can accommodate placement applications from 3 to 12 inch I.D. Both are designed to facilitate part ejection and part seating and are perfect for installations where an ejector is needed after the part is positioned, or when a seal needs to be placed down a long shaft.

Please contact AGI for further information.

Rigid Pneumatic Parallel Grippers from AGI

Submitted by: on July 30, 2007  


Rigid Pneumatic Parallel Grippers from AGIAGI introduces the latest technological advancement in pneumatic parallel grippers.

AGW parallel pneumatic grippers provide rigid secure gripping of large and wide parts. Now available from three-quarter inch, one, two, four and six-inch stokes. This versatile wide body gripper has wide range sizes and gripping forces for most any industrial application. Grippers range from 50 lbs. to units that have 150lbs. of gripping force.

This unit is ideal for machining or dirty environments because of its sealed design that repels chips and contaminates from its internal mechanism. Each jaw is supported by two full shafts through the length of the body allowing for heavy loads, long tooling jaws and have large tool surfaces for ease of tooling attachment.

This unit is available in synchronous or non-synchronous for independent jaw motion for non-centering applications. The grippers are rack and pinion design to synchronize each jaw. The long stroke capability of this gripper combined with its heavy-duty jaw guides provides a very robust gripping package.

The Gripper is available in four bore sizes and six strokes 0.75”, 1.00”, 2.00”, 2.50” 4.00”and 6.00” jaw travels available, which provide superb adaptability to meet a variety of applications. All bodies feature dowel pin holes for accurate gripper mounting alignment.

Optional inductive proximity switches are available for indication of jaw position and simple interfacing with electronic system controls. A choice of metric or imperial mounting holes, dowel pin holes, and air-ports are provided.

AGI supplies a complete range of sophisticated automation products that include, Pneumatic parallel and angular grippers, rotary actuators, thrusters, linear actuator slides, mini slides, tool changers, overload devices. Available in imperial and metric versions for flexibility of design for a world market. These products are used in various industries such as, Aerospace, Automotive, Appliance, Electronic, Medical, and Packaging. These units are also offer MRO drop-in replacement opportunity.

Please contact AGI for further information.

Pneumatic Rotary Actuator with Flange Stop Design from AGI

Submitted by: on June 01, 2006  


Pneumatic Rotary Actuator with Flange Stop Design from AGIAGI introduces the latest technological advancement in pneumatic rotary actuators. AGI offers a new Flange Stop Design to reduce internal drive component wear.

The Series AGR Rotary Actuator features extremely ultra thin profile and bearing supported flange provide an extremely compact package for tight space applications. Payload can be connected directly to the flange without the need for extra bearing support.

AGI offers a full line of pneumatic rotary actuators, here are five sizes available with manifold, mid stop and sensor options. All rotary actuators are rack and pinion design and incorporate output flange hard stop. The features of this design include high torque from a compact configuration.

The units are hi torque due to cross porting the two piston bores this makes the Rotary Actuator operate with zero backlash at the end of rotations for precise rotary positioning. Because of their constant torque output and resistance to drift, they are often used for precision control. The ultra-thin pneumatic rotary actuators have a dowel pin embedded in the body and two internal hard stops in the output flange that eliminate pinion breakage. This allows for higher cycle speeds and heavier payloads than comparable units on the market.

Torque output ranges from 7in-lbs to 310 in-lbs. @ 100 psi. The Series AGR Rotary Actuator is available in five bore sizes (.5, .75, 1.0, 1.25 and 1.625 inch) with two standard rotations (90 and 180 deg.). All units feature standard angle adjustment of +/-5 degree in each direction with the adjustable hard stops. Standard port flow controls provide accurate control of rotation speed. Optional switch kits allow the use of inductive proximity switches for easy interfacing to electrical controls.

Please contact AGI for further information.

Pneumatic Angular Grippers from AGI Have Fail Safe Toggle Lock

Submitted by: on May 18, 2006  


Angular Grippers from AGI Have Fail Safe Toggle LockAGI introduces the latest technological advancement in pneumatic angular grippers.

The Series AGA Angular Gripper Actuator features five new models that have 180° opening that is suited for applications which must be performed within a limited work area. The AGA-20, 30 and 40 series have stroke-limiting screws to adjust the stroke between 0° and 180°. The five sizes have a range gripping forces from 50 lbs. to 820.

When the jaws are completely opened, the work piece can be placed in a fixture without having to retract the gripper. This saves an extra step as well as the expense of another axis of movement. The toggle mechanism greatly increases in power as the jaws near the fully closed position and become self-locking when past parallel. The internal linkages are guided by two groves that run the length of the body. This will keeps the tooling jaws from loosing the center repeatability. Close attention must be made to the tooling jaws when designing them. Because the jaws swing an arc, the mechanism produces higher velocity at the end of your tooling during the stroke. Therefore, tooling jaws should be short, lightweight as possible, and flow controls are recommended. In cases where longer jaws are needed, bumpers or miniature hydraulic shocks should be used to decelerate the jaw at the end of the stroke. All of these units are double acting, have multiple airports, mounting locations and available with sensor options for easy interfacing to electrical controls.

Please contact AGI for further information.

Miniature Pneumatic Linear Actuator from AGI Fit In Tight Spaces

Submitted by: on February 25, 2005  


Miniature Pneumatic Linear Actuator from AGI Fit In Tight SpacesThe AGMS compact air cylinder offer a high performance solution for linear motion applications that require short strokes coupled with compact boundary dimensions and high loading capability. The compact size of this pneumatic miniature linear actuator is ideal for use in tight spaces needing large payloads.

New AGMS series mini-linear actuators from AGI provide a load-carrying capacity of 3 to 28 lbs. yet the total height of the assembly is only 0.813 inches, making this one of the smallest commercially available pneumatic linear actuator.

This precision mini-slide has a T-slot bearing design that is supported the full length of the body to carry heavy loads. AGMS straight-line design offers High moment load and high accuracy in a compact lightweight package. It features a lightweight aluminum base that is hard anodized and a carriage made from Ampco 18 aluminum-bronze. Standard mounting holes on the slide carriage and endplate make it easy to attach the mechanism being moved and the unit’s base offers four holes for mounting. Stroke adjustments and locks are standard on end of extend and retract of stroke.

The Mini-Linear Actuator is part of a new product line that offers flexible configurations. The Pneumatically actuated mini slides have two bore sizes .5 and also a .75 inch available in .5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 inch strokes. Optional switch kits allow the use of inductive proximity switches for easy interfacing to electrical controls.

Please contact AGI for further information.

Pneumatic O-Ring Insertion Equipment from AGI

Submitted by: on February 23, 2005  


Pneumatic O-Ring Insertion Equipment from AGIAGI is introducing a pneumatic O-Ring insertion equipment, along with a complete range of automation products that include, parallel grippers, rotary actuators, thrusters, linear actuators, mini slides, tool changers, overload devices.

The O-Ring gripper made for inserting, picking and placing O-Rings and Oring placement applications. The twelve-jaw gripper has two independent pistons, the six spreading jaws are double acting and the six ejector jaws are single acting. When air pressure is applied to the first piston, six parallel jaws spread the o-ring. The O-ring is stretched evenly in a hexagonal shape; this allows the O-Ring to be expanded with considerably less deformation. The stroke can be precisely adjusted using the setscrew. After the o-ring is expanded and over your part, air pressure is applied to the second piston. This causes the ejector jaws to push forward and press the O-Ring from the spreading jaws installing it onto the part being assembled. The O-Ring gripper can be tooled to accommodate all types of rings, the smallest would be the smallest you can make your tooling jaws to fit the inside diameter and the largest is approximately four inches depending on the cross section. End of stroke sensing is available for both the spreading and ejecting jaws. The size of the units is 2.5 inches diameter by 2.7 inches tall.

Please contact AGI for further information.

AGI O-Ring Gripper

Submitted by: on April 06, 2001  


AGI GripperThe O-Ring gripper is made for picking and placing O-Rings on parts. The twelve-jaw gripper has two independent pistons. When air pressure is applied to the first piston, six parallel jaws stretch the o-ring evenly in a hexagonal shape. A setscrew precisely adjusts the stroke. After the o-ring is expanded and over the part, air pressure is applied to the second piston. which causes the ejector jaws to push forward and press the O-Ring from the spreading jaws onto the part being assembled.

The O-Ring gripper can be tooled to accommodate all types of o-rings. The smallest diameter would be the determined by how small the tooling can be made, and the largest is approximately four inches depending on the cross section. End of stroke sensing is available for both the spreading and ejecting jaws. The size of the units is 2.5 inches diameter by 2.7 inches tall.

AGI Gripper makes the O-Ring gripper as well as a complete range of products that include, parallel grippers, rotary actuators, thrusters, powered slides, mini slides, tool changers, and overload devices.

Please contact AGI for further information.

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