Apr. 23, 2016 – Schunk has extended its series of digitally controllable magnetic grippers with the EGM-M monopole gripper.
According to the company, no compressed air or vacuum is required to actuate the monopole grippers. Schunk says that since no energy supply is required in activated condition, the parts remain “securely gripped even in the case of an emergency stop or a sudden loss of power.” The gripper measures 26 mm x 98 mm and is suitable for handling parts weighing up to 10 kg. For handling of thin sheets, the gripping force can be reduced in eight stages with an additional control unit.