“Plug & Work is a new standard in high performance assembly”

“Mechatronics and digitalization will be decisive in determining high performance assembly in the coming years,” highlights Business Unit Manager for Gripping Systems, Ralf Steinmann, in advance of SPS IPC Drives. “Electrically controlled handling modules score highly with versatility, communication capabilities and energy efficiency.


SCHUNK ELP linear axes, SCHUNK EGS rotary gripping modules and SCHUNK EGP grippers can be combined with efficient 24V assembly systems.

But above all, they significantly simplify high performance assembly,” says Steinmann, emphasizing that “Plug & Work will set the standard in high performance assembly.” With its 24V mechatronic modular system, SCHUNK will prove its competence in this sector at SPS IPC Drives. Only a few movements are required to combine and commission the mechatronic SCHUNK gripping, rotating and linear module.


Thanks to the auto-learn function of the compact SCHUNK ELP linear modules, no knowledge of mechatronics is required to commission them.

Regulation electronics, control via digital I/O and the patented auto-learn technology of the linear axes are integrated into all the modules and minimize the commissioning work required. At the same time, low-wear drives and the omission of shock absorbers increase process stability. If the component weight changes during the process, the SCHUNK ELP axes automatically adjust their movement profile within just a few strokes. In contrast to pneumatic modules, no throttles have to be adjusted, and compared to electrically controlled modules, no new sequences have to be added. In addition to its mechatronic modular system, the innovative family-owned company will present a PLC functional module for controlling a pneumatic high-speed picker, an intelligent compensation unit for constant process forces at the front-end, and the new SCHUNK PGN-plus Electric – the first simple electric gripper with proven multi-tooth guidance.


SCHUNK ELP linear modules independently adapt their movement profile to the respective to the respective part weight.


More information

On SCHUNK’s official website.