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First certified industrial gripper for collaborative operation

SCHUNK is building on its advantage when it comes to grippers for collaborative operation: with the SCHUNK Co-act gripper EGP-C, the competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology is presenting for the first time an inherently safe industrial gripper that is certified and approved for collaborative operation by the German Social Accident Insurance DGUV.

SCHUNK at EMO 2017: Intelligent equipment for smart production

“Industrial production is on the verge of a fundamental change,” underlined Dr. Markus Klaiber, Chief Technology Officer/CTO of SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG in Lauffen, Germany with a view to EMO 2017. “In the years ahead, the digitalization, use of mechatronic products, and automation of production processes, collaboration between humans and robots as well as intelligent networking of all process-relevant components will promote a new concept of industrial production.”

Lifelong maintenance-free 24V premium electric gripper with IO-link

SCHUNK further expands its PGN-plus gripper flagship: with the PGN-plus-E IO-link, the competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology presents the world’s first lifelong maintenance-free 24V premium electric gripper, which completely fulfills the IO-link class B standard.

Using HRC Grippers with Machine Tools

Typically robots used in manufacturing are kept in cages, to protect people working near them from getting hurt. According to many handling experts, this is now changing and that the direct collaboration of humans with robots will soon be an integral part of production automation in a few years. SCHUNK, the competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology are working on “taming” grippers for collaborative scenarios, and for the production field.

New SCHUNK business unit is focusing on robotics

With the help of log files, complete procedures in lab applications can be exactly documented.

In the following interview Dr. Roko Tschakarow, Business Unit Manager Mobile Gripping Systems of SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG talks about current developments and trends in the field of service robotics.