Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Mechatronic gripper

June 19, 2014
By Mary Del

Schunk has expanded its EGP series of grippers with an electric small part gripper, which weighs 110 g and has a stroke of three mm per finger. The gripping force can be adjusted on two stages and its maximum gripping force amounts to 40 N, while it can handle workpieces of up to 200 g. The maintenance-free servo motors are brushless, and are equipped with efficient cross roller guidance. The mechatronic gripper is based on the platform of the proven pneumatic MPG-plus small part gripper, and offers many additional advantages, the company says. In many cases, users can transfer the sensor system of the MPG-plus onto the EGP, and existing systems can be quickly changed from pneumatics to electronics. Actuation is done analogous to the MPG-plus digitally directly or via a sensor distributor.

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