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One-piece pull-down jaw combines precision and efficiency

The attractively priced SCHUNK pull-down jaw SNB promises high accuracy on the workpiece, minimal cleaning effort and a longer service life. Unlike previous chuck jaw systems on the market with active pull-down function, the SCHUNK SNB is built in one piece. This ensures a particularly precise workpiece support, a repeatable zero point independent of the clamping force present, increased stability when machining as well as minimal wear.

A tool cart minimizes the risk of cut injuries

From practice for practice – according to this motto, SCHUNK, the competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology, developed a compact tool cart for up to 156 tool mountings that provides the best protection against cuts in everyday operation as additional storage for the machine due to its trademarked push-fit system.

Freely programmable magnetic switches for gripping systems in potentially explosive atmospheres

SCHUNK is now offering a freely programmable and universally applicable magnetic switch with ATEX certification for device group II, category 2 for monitoring gripping systems in potentially explosive areas. The MMS 22-PI1-EX has a freely programmable switching point and detects a magnet inside of the actuator. It can be placed directly in the C-slot of the gripping or rotary modules with no interfering contours. Instead of time-consuming mechanical adjustment of the switching point, the magnetic sensor can be programmed in just a few steps. The required magnetic teaching tool is included in the scope of delivery. An optional plug-in teaching tool is also available. The corresponding switching condition is indicated on an LED display. Thanks to the standard plug connector, the sensor can be easily connected with standardized connection cables.

Building routers according to the LEGO principle

SCHUNK Electronic Solutions brings the ILR-2200 to the market: It is a fully automated inline depanelling machine that separates individual circuit boards from large entire PCBs (panel) using a milling module. The machine has a modular design, and it is the world’s first of its kind.

Lightweight jaws offer numerous advantages in turning

With a wide range of lightweight initiatives with chuck jaws, SCHUNK is breathing new life into turning applications. The competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology is now offering a range of diverse claw and stepped jaw models for raw part clamping from the world’s largest range of standard chuck jaws also optionally as a lightweight version.

A well-rounded affair: low-deformation workpiece clamping

Those wanting to turn, mill or grind rings, flanges, housings or other thin-walled parts will quickly reach the limits of what is possible using conventional chucks or face plates: the parts are deformed in the clamping process, shaping and geometric tolerances are difficult to adhere to and the interference contours of the clamping devices restrict the accessibility. There are a great deal of alternatives here – from the compensating multi-jaw chucks, the magnetic clamping technology right up to the pendulum jaws. To ensure things run smoothly, it is worth knowing the strengths of the individual problem solvers, because this saves time, money and often nerves.

Experts’ meeting on the smart future with cobots and co-acts

Probably the most impressive symposium of the service robotics movement celebrates a major anniversary: SCHUNK, a competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology, is holding the now-legendary SCHUNK Expert Days on Service Robotics for the tenth time.

Powerful double clamping vise with encapsulated drive

The family of manual SCHUNK KONTEC KSC Basic-Line is known for high clamping forces, ease of use, short set-up times and excellent price-performance ratio. SCHUNK, the competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology is now expanding its modular system with the SCHUNK KONTEC KSC-D, a lightweight and flat double clamping vise especially designed for demanding applications in automated machine tools with workpiece storage.

iRex 2017 – The Robot Revolution

The iRex 2017 was held in Tokyo to discuss the topic “The Robot Revolution Has Begun – Toward Heartwarming Society” and showcased the latest developments in the robotics industry with a special focus on subjects such as artificial intelligence, big data, and new communication strategies and networks.

Intelligent 24 volts powerhouse with PROFINET certification

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.