Kurt's RV36 Robotic Gripper Automatically Changes Fingers

Kurt Workholding’s RV36 Gripper allows automated finger or end effector changes without changing the gripper body.


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A press photo of Kurt Workholding's RV36 gripper, alongside two fingers for the device

Kurt Workholding has launched its RV36 Robotic Gripper — a two-finger parallel gripper featuring a patent-pending design that allows automated finger or end effector changes without changing the gripper body itself. Quick change jaws allow customers to save on gripper-body expenses and create greater part-holding flexibility.

The compact Kurt RV36 Gripper comes standard with integrated electronics featuring sensors that ensure fingers and parts are in place and ready for production. High-strength aluminum alloy keeps gripper weight to a minimum while a hard-coat finish reduces wear and increases life in the field. Compact gripper size enhances the ease of storage.

“We saw an opportunity to increase gripper automation efficiency and to save money for customers with a quick-change finger system using pull-stud technology,” says Steve Kane, sales and marketing manager at Kurt Workholding. “Our unique product is the first robot gripper with the ability to automatically change gripper fingers and the ability to accommodate an endless variety of end effector options.”

The RV36’s double-acting piston maximizes clamping and un-clamping force. Customers can choose from carvable aluminum or steel finger options that, with machining, work in a variety of applications. Kurt also sells additional finger sets separately.