End-Of-Arm Tooling

When do I need a CUSTOM End of Arm Tool for my application?

There a very few applications where a 100% off the shelf gripper will complete the material handling process without modification. Normally the end of arm tool’s gripper jaws will need to be modified to properly hold a part, a part presence sensor will need to be added to ensure the part is oriented appropriately, a transition plate will need to be added to the robot arm to hold the gripper, and often multiple gripping heads will be needed on the same arm. Some applications also require multiple types of grip, like vacuum & mechanical gripping. If any of these requirements are needed, a custom gripper will be required for your application.

The size, shape, and requirements for custom end of arm tools vary greatly by requirement. Stryver has designed & built custom grippers to move everything from medical device films and rivets to car seats, laundry detergent containers and more. We have experience modifying current production lines to add & integrate in new end of arm tools to accommodate new products, as well as designing & building entirely new material handling systems for warehousing & production environments. Our custom grippers have been designed to handle everything from dirty weld spatter & dust to stringent clean room requirements. Custom sensing, barcode reading & vision strategies can also be implemented to collect production data, ensure proper part assembly & verify part quality.

End of arm tooling (EOAT) can help your product move more quickly and safely, reducing seconds of process time and saving thousands of dollars in rework costs. Implementing robot grippers can also improve the precision and handling of your parts, ensuring every part is carefully placed in the same exact spot to prevent damage. EOAT tooling in conjunction with a robotic system keeps your labor force away from the most dangerous, monotonous, and strenuous portions of the production process.

See below for examples of custom End of Arm Tools Stryver has designed & built for our customers.