Schunk GmbH has extended its range of Plustronic mechatronic grippers and robot accessories. They now offer miniature concentric grippers and long stroke servo-electric grippers. They are available from Romheld Automation .
Plustronic units integrate the gripper electronics and mechanics to provide an intelligent system with excellent flexibility and control options. Gripper stroke, speed and grip force can be controlled, plus the gripper can feedback information such as velocity, stroke, position, temperature and motor current.
Electronic grippers are ideal in these circumstances:
- Where delicate parts are to be handled
- Where a higher level of gripper control is necessary, Plustronic electronic grippers are available with several controller options.
- Where pneumatics and hydraulics are unsuitable