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Device lifts delicate items without touching them

Complicated lifting applications can be solved using the Non Contact Transfer (NCT) device from Rexroth. The NCT can lift objects without any surface contact, making it useful for handling delicate, sensitive items. This picking device operates by...


February 1, 2004
By MRO Magazine

Complicated lifting applications can be solved using the Non Contact Transfer (NCT) device from Rexroth. The NCT can lift objects without any surface contact, making it useful for handling delicate, sensitive items. This picking device operates by the Bernoulli principle. The airflow under the device creates a vacuum and a lifting force between the centre and the circumference. The device is suitable for applications where vacuum technology with suction cups cannot be used due to leakage through the object or between the object and the suction cup. In addition, it can handle leaky objects such as electronic circuit boards with many small perforations, objects with a rough surface or soft objects such as paper and plastic bags. Available in four sizes and a variety of designs, the device features lift capacities up to 0.6 kg. Applications include highly specialized tasks in small material handling and automation.

Bosch Rexroth Canada