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Festo DHPL Long-Stroke Gripper Provides High Load and Torque Design

Jan. 23, 2024
The DHPL long-stroke pneumatic gripper is designed to provide high load and torque grip for a range of applications.

The DHPL from Festo is a long-stroke, parallel pneumatic gripper designed for use in high load and torque applications.

Key benefits of the DHPL pneumatic gripper include:

  • ≤ 0.03 mm repetition accuracy
  • compact and lightweight design
  • high load and torque grip
  • flexible mounting options.

A High Performance, Compact Gripper

Festo developed the DHPL pneumatic gripper to be interchangeable with other long-stroke grippers in the market. Its compact and lightweight design makes it easy to install, including in today's machines which have a smaller overall footprint. 

It is capable of providing a high level of precion for various applications such as stacking boxes, gripping plates and shaped parts as well as keeping bags open. Aiding this is the parallel gripper's ≤ 0.03 mm repetition accuracy which is posible due to the inclusion of three rugged guide rods and a rack and pinion design. 

The gripper features force ratings from 40-750 N, helping it deliver the high load and torque grip required of various applications. A jaw stroke range from 20-200 mm is also beneficial for many machine solutions.

Several mounting options and sensor placement are possible with the GHPL gripper, offering design flexibility for machine builders and their customers. Positioning pin holes on the gripper help to ensure it mounts exactly where desired, further aiding installation for customers. 

The gripper comes standard with pneumatic end-position cushioning which can be adjusted as desired. Customers can further customize the gripper to their application needs by adding fingers and brackets to enhance gripping capabilities. This is possible due to the jaw interaces on the DHPL. 

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Sara Jensen | Technical Editor, Power & Motion

Sara Jensen is technical editor of Power & Motion, directing expanded coverage into the modern fluid power space, as well as mechatronic and smart technologies. She has over 15 years of publishing experience. Prior to Power & Motion she spent 11 years with a trade publication for engineers of heavy-duty equipment, the last 3 of which were as the editor and brand lead. Over the course of her time in the B2B industry, Sara has gained an extensive knowledge of various heavy-duty equipment industries — including construction, agriculture, mining and on-road trucks —along with the systems and market trends which impact them such as fluid power and electronic motion control technologies. 

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