End Effectors

The effectors at the end of a robotic arm have to be light so that the arm can be accelerated quickly. It has to be stiff so it doesn’t vibrate and hit the parts being produced. Effectors made from carbon/epoxy can often be used to upgrade a robotic production system.

The composite parts allow the unit to operate at higher throughputs and reduce production costs. GMT has worked with several companies making robotics to manufacture and test products ranging from jewel cases for CD’s to 450mm silicone wafers. We have also replaced heavy steel rolls on paper cutting machinery with carbon. The low inertia of the carbon rolls allows the machine to cut shorter pieces at a more rapid rate.