A pneumatic gripper or air gripper is a pick-and-place device that uses compressed air to operate gripper jaws, also called fingers. These fingers, similar to human fingers, help in grasping, holding and releasing the work pieces.
Air Grippers are of different types like parallel type, bellows type, angular type, etc.
The pneumatic angular gripper can move its fingers in a radial manner, opening and closing around a central pivot point. They are often used in applications where limited space is available as the jaws can move up and out of the way.
Parallel Grippers have fingers that move in straight lines towards the center or outside of the part to close and grip or open and release the part respectively