Gripping force calculation for parallel grippers

Determine the correct gripping force and select the right gripper.

The gripping force is the arithmetic sum of the individual forces acting on the gripper’s fingers. The parallel gripper CGS2-64-1 shown below therefore has a gripping force of

FG= 147.5 N + 147.5 N = 295 N

Example parallel gripper CGS2-64-1:

  • Specification = 295 N (at 6 bar)
  • Acting force per finger = 147.5 N

Example calculation of handling weight

  • Specification of recommended handling weight = 1.475 kg
    based on a friction-locked connection