Work Holding Products
Workholding cylinders function to secure materials or parts that require work to be performed on them such as machining and processing. There are many different types of work holding products including pneumatic grippers, intensifiers, twist cylinders, collet closers and pin-act cylinders. Each of these products offer particular advantages for specific applications, and are often utilized in the industrial automation, medical, electronics industries and more.
Pneumatically operated Compact Grippers are offered in sizes ranging from ½" to 8" bores.Angular and parallel Jaw grippers are simple durable devices for industrial automation. Generic jaws are easily tooled for specific workholding applications. Com-Pick and Com-Pick 2 grippers are designed for use in industrial applications such as robotics, pick-n-place, automated assembly, and manipulating/tooling. All units feature a self-contained double acting compact air cylinder actuator. Generic grippers can be mounted to any manufacturer's robot, manipulator, or actuator by way of an adaptor flange. Low unit weight high output and compact size are features of all models. Special materials, tooling and adaptor flanges are available upon request. Compact Automation Products stocks all units in component form. Seal options, jaw options, sensor options, etc., can be easily added at assembly for prompt delivery of all variations.
Parallel motion grippers represent a highly versatile and flexible design. The integral pneumatic cylinder pushes the jaws open. The jaws slide along two hardened guide rods providing rigid, long lasting true parallel motion.
Angular Motion Parallel Grippers
Angular motion grippers represent the lowest cost design. The air cylinder is an integral component of the overall gripper length. The piston actuator pushes the cam, or yoke, forward, rocking/pivoting the jaws open.
CI Series Intensifiers
CI Series Compact Intensifiers are simple generic boosters that utilize a large pneumatic piston to intensify oil pressure with a smaller piston. The Product range includes 24 models. All are designed to be highly space efficient and low weight. The pressure chamber features two large full flow ports for easy filling and bleeding.
The pneumatic actuator is our standard low profile large Bore compact cylinder.
Compact Pneumatic twist cylinders are linear motion compact cylinders with an internal cam that provides 90 deg swing motion.
Twist cylinders are ideal swing clamps for automated and semi automated assembly and work holding found in circuit board assemblies, medical devices, robotic cells, component assembly and other applications. Because of their compact size and versatile mounting, they also make unique conveyor stops, diverters and escapements.
Collets are used worldwide in the metalworking industry for their high accuracy and high output gripping of tools and work pieces. Compact Automation Products has chosen 3 popular collet sizes: 1C, 3C and 5C to design our space efficient collet fixtures around.
Enersorb® Piston (Patented)
Head, Cap & Retainer
Available in: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, N.W. Florida, S. Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, W. Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, W. North Dakota, Oklahoma, W. South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming