• AFD52 end effector
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  • Details of AFD52 end effector


The AFD52 is part of PushCorp's Passive Compliance series. This end effector can apply up to 8.0 lbf [37 N] in any orientation. Unlike the active series, this equipment relies on an external air pressure regulator to set the applied force. This pressure must change when a new orientation is programmed in order to maintain a constant force. For this reason, the AFD52 is most commonly used for robotic, material-removal applications with flat or prismatic parts.

High speed spindles can be mounted to the AFD52. Together, they can automate a wide variety of light duty, robotic processes:

If the application requires a larger spindle or more force, the AFD72 can apply up to 50 lbf [222 N] and features a more robust set of linear bearings.

The 52 Series can be configured as either an AFD51 single-acting with only positive force application, or an AFD52 double-acting with positive and negative force capabilities.



  • Completely mechanical in design, no electrical connections
  • Single or Double acting force application
  • Low cost
  • Micro Size
  • Force can be varied based on slide position
  • 8.0 lbf (37 N) maximum compliant force
  • 0.1 lb. force per 1.0 psi supply pressure (6.5 N/bar)
  • User supplied pressure regulator
  • All fittings, fasteners, and threaded holes are METRIC


Model AFD52
Max Force 8.0 lbf [37 N]
Force Resolution ±0.7 lb./psi [±45.2 N/bar]
Max Payload Weight 8.0 lbs [4 kg]
Weight 2.5 lbs [1.1 Kg]
Compliant Stroke 1.0 in [25 mm]
Supply Air Dry, 5µm Filtered, Non-lubricated, 80 psi [5.5 Bar] max
Technical Specification Packages
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