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Air nippers are used for crimping, cutting, breaking, gripping, punching, and bending plastic and metal components. They are used in manufacturing units with automation, and the robotic arms can precisely perform cutting and bending operations on the components using pneumatic Vessel air nippers. Such air nippers have a wide cutting range varying from 17mm diameter plastic to 4.5mm steel wire. These air nippers have various standard blades for use in pneumatic systems.
Vessel nippers are suitable for de-gating and manual trimming processes in the plastics industry. The ease of mounting makes it one of the highly sought-after products. When cutting must be done without cracking or whitening, heat-cutting nippers are useful. They are fitted into robotic arms for unloader gripping and gate cutting machines.
Even though vessel slide nippers are widely used in robotic automation systems, manual units can also be used with a powerful intensifier and optional throttle lever. It is useful when additional cutting force is necessary. The popularity of these nippers continues to rise because they are used in both manual and automation systems.
Nippers manufactured from the vessel are highly customizable so that vessel blades can be used for various purposes. Nippers are fitted with standard blades and custom blades depending on the system’s requirements. Different types of air nipper bodies used are:
- Slide off vertical
- Slide off horizontal
- Heated air nippers
- Thrust cut
- Servo heat nippers
- Double acting air scissors
- Air scissors
High-speed steel, sintered steel, or special alloy steel is more commonly used in making blades. To cut harder materials, these blades also have carbide inserts. The vessel also manufactures ionizing and dust eliminators for use in the plastics industry. Multiple components like spruce holders, sprue nippers optimized strokes, adjustable mountings, fixings for grippers, etc., are used to extend the nipper’s capabilities.
Nippers are combined with sensors for increased safety during the operation. Once the sprue is cleanly separated, it is important to know whether the nipper blades stay open or stick together. The robot hand is easily damaged when nipper blades are stuck together. Combining sensors with blades is useful in determining the position of the nipper blades.
Nipper blade protectors are also commonly used to ensure process safety. Usually, these caps are red, and they cover the nipper blades when nipping is not needed. These provide the ultimate protection for the staff when robot hands are changed or during regular maintenance.
Vessel manufactures different types of nipper blades because their usage is highly customized. There is no one-size-fits-all solution here because blades are chosen based on what needs to be cut. Material, temperature, shear strength, direction, tempered material, and fragile material are all factors to consider when choosing nippers.
DAS Services offers a comprehensive list of Vessel nippers to choose from for use in various automation systems. To get in touch, contact us through our website: www.dasservicesinc.com. You can call us at 888-293-6757 or email us at [email protected] for assistance in choosing the right kind of nippers for your automation system.