By Andy Choi
SCHUNK is currently developing a single modular package system that includes numerous mechatronic modules.
It includes three pillars of SCHUNK’s mechatronic modular systems, which are:
Here, the sensor system can be transferred to 1:1 EGP and allows rapid shift from pneumatic to electric gripper modules. These grippers are electronically driven and can effectively replace pneumatics. This light-weight EGP has a stronger gripping force and swiftness. With robust cross roller guide, it performs demanding pick&place applications with high efficiency.
- Intelligent Mechatronic Gripper:
As demonstrated by the WSG 50, this 2-finger parallel gripper allows rapid and easy-commissioning, without extra software. It consists of Ethernet TCP/IP interface, Profibus DP, CAN, and RS232. The basal jaws of the gripper are equipped with an electronic sensor interface. The intelligent detection of gripped parts combined with high positioning precision of the gripper enables WSG 50 to create gripping command with standardized cycle times. The scripts are then saved on the incorporated SD card.
- Mechatronic Gripping Systems With Adaptable Electric Drives
These modules can integrate a broad range of servo motors, based on handling system and the desired functions. The module will be compatible with the control commands used for the advanced robot. The control signals allow flexible alterations in the gripping position. The features of the system controller enable direct operations in terms of programming, safety, or field buses, which is demonstrated in long-stroke gripper EGA. The gripper can be powered by all standard industrial servo motors, especially by those with a voltage range from 230V AC.
Based on the application, the motor can be altered at a right angle or parallel to the direction of motion, supporting gantry applications. With sleek and compact design, the EGA has minimal interfering contours, while its anti-friction guideway improves precision and durability