If the shape of a part is congruent to the shape of the gripper, adequate self-centering force is generated and in the case of small parts (< 20 mm), this force can be many times higher than its weight. This allows for high transverse accelerations, or flipping of the gripper with the part.
The ultrasound-air-bearing technology can be applied to a wide variety of plane objects with reproducible and sound reflecting surfaces. Numerous industries and applications can benefit from this technology. Careful handling is only necessary in clean areas.