SCHUNK GmbH, represented in Australia by Romheld , has extended its Plustronic range of mechatronic grippers and robot accessories to include miniature concentric grippers and long stroke servo-electric parallel grippers.
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 all be controlled, plus the gripper can provide information such as velocity, stroke, position, temperature and motor current.
The PEH40 is a servo-electric, two-finger, large-stroke gripper that allows precise and power-adjusted gripping of large workpieces. It has a 60mm stroke per finger and can accommodate different size and shape components with sensitivity and precision. Actuation is via an external controller which can be quickly integrated into existing control systems. It is suitable for applications where pneumatics and hydraulics are to be avoided, where delicate parts are to be handled, or where a higher level of gripper control is necessary. They are available with several controller options.
Grippers are offered in two-finger parallel and three-finger concentric versions for automated systems and manual types for handling miniature components during assembly and sorting tasks. The Plustronic range also includes servo-electric swivel units and two-axis wrists.