With the intelligent SCHUNK EGL PROFINET parallel gripper, the competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology SCHUNK has been exploiting the potential for highly flexible applications for users in the diverse Industry 4.0 environment. The world’s first PROFINET-certified universal gripper with integrated electronics unites power, diversity and intelligence. Its high-performance PROFINET interface creates the optimum conditions for real-time process regulation and maximum performance.
“Closest-to-the-part” is how SCHUNK describes the exposed position of its grippers in the handling process. SCHUNK uses this advantage to develop intelligent modules that can do much more than conventional pick & place. As “smart gripping” solutions, intelligent grippers such as the SCHUNK EGL Profinet enable autonomous handling scenarios. They measure, identify and monitor gripped components and the ongoing production process in real-time. The information recorded by the gripper is passed on to the machine control system and can be simultaneously transferred to higher-level internal and external systems as well as cloud solutions for statistical process analyses.