Design Engineering

Mechatronic Gripper

By The Canadian Press   

Motion Control Machine Building gripper Schunk

SCHUNK EGP gripper designed for small part handling.

15-March-Schunk-gripper-300SCHUNK has expanded its EGP series with the addition of the smaller size 25. The gripper weighs 110g and has a stroke of 3mm per finger. The gripping force can be adjusted on two stages and its maximum gripping force is 40N. The gripper can handle workpieces up to 200g and its closing time amounts to 0.09s. Its maintenance-free servo motors are brushless and equipped with efficient cross roller guidance.

The mechatronic gripper is based on the platform of the company’s pneumatic MPG-plus small part gripper. In most cases, users can transfer the sensor system of the MPG-plus onto the EGP and existing systems can be quickly changed from pneumatic to electronic. Actuation is done analogous to the MPG-plus digitally or by a sensor distributor. The MPG-plus and the EGP can be mounted from the side or the bottom, which increases the flexibility of the design. It complies with protection class IP30 and is suitable for various applications in the field of small part handling and assembly.


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