Electro-chemical machining (ECM) is a fascinating production method, because the technology involves virtually no workpiece contact: A direct current, or pulse, is used to polarize the workpiece positively, to create an anode, and the tool negatively, for the cathode. An electrolyte solution flows between the two, and metal ions detach from the workpiece. The components are not exposed to any mechanical or thermal stress during the process.
Human/robot collaboration requires intelligent and safe grippers. In technology studies, SCHUNK shows what is important for HRC-capable actuators, which minimum standards must be fulfilled and what is already possible today. And what is more: with the SCHUNK Co-act Gripper JL1, the gripping technology specialist sets a new benchmark for HRC grippers of the future.