Unsupported browser

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Sign up for an Award

Participate with your entry in one of our professional or student awards.

Sign up for an award

Sign up for a Profile

Create your own profile and publish it in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

Sign up for a profile

Learn more:

iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE

Present your project for free and win your share of EUR 50,000 in prize money.

Publish your project

DHEF adaptive shape gripper / Gripper

DHEF adaptive shape gripper

Discipline: Product

DHEF adaptive shape gripper

Discipline: Product

The operating principle of the adaptive shape gripper is based on nature and is reminiscent of a chameleon’s tongue. The connection between the piston rod and elastic cap produces a form-fitting grip around the object when the piston rod is retracted. It folds over the object to be gripped and clasps it tightly. The cap can be changed after turning the release ring which is identified by the typical Festo blue. The adaptive shape gripper is extremely flexible and can even handle components with free shapes and round geometries. The gripper's sensor slot is integrated into the product as a design element and is thus suitable for HRC.

  • DATE OF LAUNCH 2019

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME 25 - 36 months

  • TARGET REGIONS Africa, Asia, Australia / Oceania, Europe, North America, South America

  • TARGET GROUPS Trade / Industry

Client / Manufacturer

Festo

Festo SE & Co. KG
Esslingen, Germany

Go to profile
Design

Festo

Festo SE & Co. KG
Esslingen, Germany

Festo Global Product Design Team

Go to profile