EOAT for picking parts from injection molding with 8 cavities

The customer is producing tiny parts which are falling down from the mold after the opening. The challenge was picking them from the correct position without damaging. It was not possible to use suction cups or standard sprue grippers. We have realized a creative solution with 3D printer. Using assembly holes on our standard parallel gripper GS, we have assembled centering pins to the gripper body as a support to the gripper fingers. Then we design special fingers to fix the part between support and fingers. Finally, we were able to pick and place the part without any deformation on the surface since our solution has given the opportunity to be in contact with the part surface from a small area and during limited time.