“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.
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.