Posted in | News | Mechatronics

SCHUNK Develops Three Versatile Mechatronic Modules

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:

  • Simple Grippers:

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



Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG. (2019, February 20). SCHUNK Develops Three Versatile Mechatronic Modules. AZoRobotics. Retrieved on May 29, 2024 from

  • MLA

    SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG. "SCHUNK Develops Three Versatile Mechatronic Modules". AZoRobotics. 29 May 2024. <>.

  • Chicago

    SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG. "SCHUNK Develops Three Versatile Mechatronic Modules". AZoRobotics. (accessed May 29, 2024).

  • Harvard

    SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG. 2019. SCHUNK Develops Three Versatile Mechatronic Modules. AZoRobotics, viewed 29 May 2024,

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.