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SCHUNK’s Intelligent grippers take over handling, condition monitoring, and parts of operational process management

“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.

Automated production of small batch sizes

Considerable success has been made in automated machine loading: even in the production of extremely small batches it is possible to significantly reduce setup-related downtimes and to achieve full machine utilization around the clock with minimal manpower. The well-considered choice of clamping devices and gripping systems is a decisive factor in this respect.

Efficient teamwork between man and robot

During the ninth SCHUNK Expert Days on Service Robotics, Ralf Steinmann, Director Business Unit Gripping Systems at SCHUNK, explained current developments and trends in the field of service robotics.