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PHD Pneu-Connect X1 Pneumatic Grippers
PHD, Inc.

PHD Pneu-Connect X1 is a cost-effective system providing easy pneumatic end-effector integration for collaborative robots. Pneu-Connect features embedded directional control valves for control of an end-effector through the robot’s tool port. The system easily attaches to the robot arm and allows for interfacing with the robot peripherals programming. Five models of PHD pneumatic grippers are currently offered as single gripper solutions. Additionally, an analog sensor choice is now available for the Series GRH kits. The analog sensor provides jaw position feedback for increased programming functionality.

The power density of pneumatics allows for a superior performance to weight ratio when compared to some electric alternatives. This inherent property allows for lighter, non-payload robbing end-effectors, ideal for robotic applications. Additionally, when properly controlled, the compressibility of air provides intrinsically safe, back-drivable actuation capability.


Item GRH12 w/discrete switches GRH12 Analog Sensing GRT532 3-Jaw GRA w/discrete switches GRL12 GRV Angular w/discrete switches
Jaw Travel 75 mm 75 mm 12 mm 13 mm 26 mm 40° Angle
Weight 1.31 kg 1.31 kg 0.85 kg 0.73 kg 0.64 kg 0.73 kg
Max. Tooling Length 100 mm 100 mm 65 mm 100 mm 100 mm 80 mm
Operating Pressure Min. 1.4 bar 1.4 bar 2 bar 2 bar 0.4 bar 1 bar
Max. 6.9 bar 6.9 bar 7 bar 8.3 bar 7 bar 8.3 bar
Operating Temperature – 28  to  82° C
Gripper Repeatability  ± 0.05 mm  ± 0.05 mm  ± 0.05 mm ± 0.01 mm ± 0.05 mm 0.025 mm
Lubrication Factory lubricated for life
Close or Open Time 0.215 sec 0.215 sec 0.04 sec. 0.105 sec. 0.120 sec. 0.050 sec.
Rated Life 5 million cycles 5 million cycles 10 million cycles 10 million cycles 6 million cycles 5 million cycles
Total Grip Force at 6 bar  120 N 120 N 747 N 123 N 182 N 123 N


Item Status
All Gripper Models     HCR-3, HCR-5, HCR-12
FLANGE Compatible
Control Method Digital IO of Tool IO



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