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Angular compensation unit


Automation Grippers Robot Schunk

SCHUNK's AGE-W angular compensation unit for robots offers a maximum horizontal handling weight is 22.7 kg.

SCHUNK angular compensation unitSCHUNK’s AGE-W angular compensation unit for robots combines rotational and angular compensation around all three axes. This assists in optimally adjusting the position of end-effectors to the position deviations of components. Grippers and other actuators connected to the robot via the SCHUNK AGE-W, can adjust their position to the respective workpiece position without having to record the process in detail via a vision system and without having to precisely calculate the gripping strategy every time. Around the direction of the X and Y axes, compensation is between 0° and +/- 13°, and between 0° and +/- 19° around the Z axis (rotation). Optimum deflecting torques are achieved by individually adjusting the centering force with compressed air. If the unit is switched into its rigid position, the locking ensures a high centering accuracy of +/- 0.09 mm using the proven ball mechanism and therefore ensures maximum process reliability in subsequent operations. Monitoring of the locking is possible by using inductive proximity switches. The anodized aluminum housing and hardened stainless steel compensation elements ensure a long service life and minimum maintenance. The unit can be connected to various robots without using adapter plates since the flange pattern is standardized in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9409-1-125.


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