Below-The-Hook Lifting Devices

Pneumatic Grippers

You will be provided with an extensive range of solutions to extend the versatility of your lifting equipment, such as a Handling Concept’s pneumatic gripper. You can depend on almost 30 years of experience and entrust skilled engineers to help you improve the productivity and safety of your workers.

Pneumatic Grippers

You will be provided with an extensive range of solutions to extend the versatility of your lifting equipment, such as a Handling Concept’s pneumatic gripper. You can depend on almost 30 years of experience and entrust skilled engineers to help you improve the productivity and safety of your workers.

Handling Concepts' Pneumatic Grippers Materials Handling Equipment Solution

What Are Pneumatic Grippers?

Pneumatic grippers are compact but powerful below-the-hook devices capable of lifting almost any load.

Pneumatic grippers use pressure from a compressed air supply system to provide the power required to move a pneumatic piston, opening and closing the gripper jaws. The mechanisms have no motors or gears, allowing the power to translate efficiently into a gripping force.

Many work environments already have an air supply available for use. Therefore, pneumatic grippers are often favoured by businesses as part of the lifting solution is already in place.

As pneumatic grippers have low reliance on oils and lubricants, this makes them suitable for all workplaces, including clean rooms, and ATEX (atmosphere explosible) environments.

For your tricky lifting and handling application, find out if a pneumatic gripper is the right solution for you by contacting us today for an expert assessment and advice on how to help you solve your material handling problem.

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Why Are Pneumatic Grippers Used?

Pneumatic grippers are a cost-effective material handling solution for many businesses. They provide a high gripping force that can be adjusted for the application, creating an adaptable piece of equipment.

One of the major benefits of pneumatic grippers is how lightweight they are. Workers are provided with an easy to use, low-effort solution which reduces fatigue and improves efficiency.

They can also be supplied as part of a full turnkey solution. Pneumatic grippers integrate well with pneumatic rope balancers as there is already an air supply for both of them to use.

Pneumatic Grippers Jaws

The Benefits Of Using Pneumatic Grippers

The ergonomic design of pneumatic grippers can be used for a wide range of applications. They have exceptional versatility and flexibility in application, along with easy to operate controls. They can benefit your workers and business and can help in various ways:

  • Lifting something too heavy for a person to handle manually.
  • Reducing the risk of Musculoskeletal injuries and repetitive strain injury through incorrect manual handling.
  • Avoid employee fatigue.
  • Improving the efficiency of the production line.
  • Reducing the risk of workplace accidents and damage to products


Below-the-hook lifting devices can be essential for many industries, including (but not limited to), pick and packing, manufacturing, yellow goods, and automotive.

Pneumatic Grippers Steering Wheel Control

Handling Concepts' Pneumatic Gripper Solution

This pneumatic gripper can lift loads of up to 50kg. It grips paper core tubes, then lifts and rotates them 90 degrees so they can be placed on a mandrel as part of the manufacturing process.

The control features are simple and intuitive, allowing workers to grip and release the product with ease. A manual hand-wheel is used to turn the load as the centre of mass is in line with the centre of rotation, creating a low-effort rotating system.

Polyurethane faced grippers are used to avoid surface damage whilst enhancing grip, and a pneumatic rope balancer was supplied with the gripper to create a full turnkey solution.

The pneumatic gripper enabled workers to rotate the load using minimal effort. Joint pneumatic and manual controls gave the operator oversight of the machine, providing a manual handling solution that reduced the risk of injuries and increased productivity.

The Benefits Of Using Pneumatic Grippers

The ergonomic design of pneumatic grippers can be used for a wide range of applications. They have exceptional versatility and flexibility in application, along with easy to operate controls. They can benefit your workers and business and can help in various ways:

  • Lifting something too heavy for a person to handle manually
  • Reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injuries and repetitive strain injury through incorrect manual handling
  • Eliminating employee fatigue from moving items manually
  • Improving the efficiency of the production line
  • Reducing the risk of workplace accidents


Below-the-hook lifting devices can be essential for many industries, including (but not limited to), pick and packing, manufacturing, yellow goods, and automotive.

Handling Concepts' Pneumatic Gripper Solution

This pneumatic gripper can lift loads of up to 50kg. It grips paper core tubes, then lifts and rotates them 90 degrees so they can be placed on a mandrel as part of the manufacturing process.

The control features are simple and intuitive, allowing workers to grip and release the product with ease. A manual hand-wheel is used to turn the load as the centre of mass is in line with the centre of rotation, creating a low-effort rotating system.

Polyurethane faced grippers are used to avoid surface damage whilst enhancing grip, and a pneumatic rope balancer was supplied with the gripper to create a full turnkey solution.

The pneumatic gripper enabled workers to rotate the load using minimal effort. Joint pneumatic and manual controls gave the operator oversight of the machine, providing a manual handling solution that reduced the risk of injuries and increased productivity.

For advice, design, manufacture, installation, training, and long-term service support, contact us today to find out if a Handling Concepts pneumatic gripper is the right material handling solution for you.

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Phone: +44 (0) 1527 570 900

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