Small Parts Gripper With EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT
Schunk has designed an intelligent gripper for small components EGI which is available with the Profinet interface, but also with EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT. The new gripper size 40 has communication skills that can be used for compact systems. Size 80, in turn, has a advantage with active gripping force maintenance.
The smart parallel Schunk gripper EGI is designed for demanding and versatile handling tasks in the field of electronics, pharmaceutical and lab applications. With its individually programmable stroke of up to 57.5 mm per jaw, and the also flexibly adjustable gripping forces from 25-100 N, the robust and insensitive mechatronic gripper of size 80 covers a wide range of workpieces. The compact and light size 40 has a maximum stroke of 40 mm and a gripping force from 25-70 N: suitable preconditions for flexible use of a broad range of parts in confined spaces and for small handling solutions. As the intelligence is incorporated in the gripper, the Schunk EGI can also handle compliant components that are sensitive to deformation and breakage reliably and gently.