article imageFesto introduces a compact rotary gripping module for handling vial and bottle caps. With wipe-down surfaces and many features in a clean, compact design, the new EHMD rotary gripper is particularly suitable for capping/decapping, and the general handling of small vials in automated diagnostic equipment.

The EHMD provides a compact, full featured industry leading solution for preparing and analyzing samples, loading centri¬fuges, gripping, rotating, placing microwell plates, and opening and closing bottles and vials of different sizes. Combined with a Festo three axis gantry and a camera, this new module can support applications requiring quality inspections, barcode reading, and printed labels.

The EHMD comes in two ver¬sions: fully electric or with a pneumatic gripper. Both permit infinite rotation. The unique Z module automatically adjusts to the thread pitches of the caps, eliminating the need for head/adapter changeover times. The EHMD easily integrates with the Festo motor controller CMMO, offering additional performance, including force and torque control. The free Festo Configuration Tool, that can be used either online or offline, reduces installation time and contributes to less engineering overhead during the design stage.

About Festo

Festo is a leading manufacturer of pneumatic and electromechanical systems, components, and controls for process and industrial automation. For more than 40 years, Festo Corporation has continuously elevated the state of manufacturing with innovations and optimized motion control solutions that deliver higher performing, more profitable automated manufacturing and processing equipment.