Are the blades included in the air nippers?


No, the blades must be selected according to the geometry or type of application and ordered out separately. You can browse the blades that are suitable for various types of air nippers in our Overview.

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What does "single-action" or "double-action" mean?


Single-action grippers or air nippers are automatically restored to the initial position by a compressed spring, i.e. it is sufficient to apply compressed air to operate the gripper or the air nipper.

Double-action grippers or air nippers have separate compressed air connections for opening and closing. They are especially suited for short duty cycles as they do not rely on the reset time of a return spring.

Which valves are required to operate the grippers or air nippers?


A 3/2-way valve is required for single-action grippers or air nippers.

A 5/2-way valve is required for double-action grippers or air nippers.

Which blades are required to cut copper or steel wires?


Which blade is suitable for cutting different types of materials is given in the technical specifications of the blades in our product section.

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Are the channel nuts already included in the gripper components?


Yes, all connectors and clamps are mounted and delivered complete with the channel nuts.

The channel nuts are also available separately as spare parts.

Which air nipper should you use for your application?


The choice of a suitable air nipper depends on the application to a large extent and can be determined only on a case-to-case basis.

It would be our pleasure to help you in the selection or conduct cutting trials using your components: Please get in touch with us at: +49 89 962489-0

Are the quick-change systems compatible with those of other manufacturers?


The FIPA quick-change systems with the dimensions of 60, 100, 160 and 250 mm (square) as well as 50, 90 and 150 mm (round) are compatible with most systems of other manufacturers.

Is the FIPA gripper system compatible with those of other manufacturers?


All FIPA fixtures have been designed very universally and can be used with several extrusion systems. By using clamp diameters of 10, 14 and 20 mm, the gripper components are also interchangeable with those of other manufacturers.

The universal channel nuts of FIPA offer the maximum level of flexibility. They facilitate the integration of other FIPA gripper components in all framing systems available in the market.

What is the service life of the FIPA grippers?


The service life of a gripper is dependent on the application to a large extent (property of the work-piece, cycle time, ambient temperature, etc).

However, using the Hartcoat® coated aluminum housing and the Hartcoat® coated gripper jaws, the FIPA grippers have demonstrated that they are highly robust and wear-resistant. As a result, they often have significantly longer service life, as compared to others made of steel or brass, which are completely uncoated or those whose housing alone is coated.

Are spare part kits available for grippers and air nippers?


There are spare part kits available for most FIPA grippers and air nippers that facilitate easy replacement of worn out parts. Our technical marketing team would be pleased to advise you on the choice of the suitable replacement part kit: +49 (0) 89 / 96 24 89-0