Schunk Expands Gripping Modules
Schunk is further expanding its program of universal gripping modules: After the parallel gripper PGN-plus, the centric gripper PZN-plus, and the small parts gripper MPG-plus, Schunk now introduces an angular gripper, the PWG-plus. It has a high compact performance, which offers many options for universal use in virtually every industry and environment.
The double oval piston drive, the one-piece, high-strength aluminum housing, and the practically wear-free lever mechanism make this gripper a compact and robust powerhouse. Depending on the application it can be equipped with or without mechanical gripping force maintenance. In addition, extensive accessories are available, including inductive sensors and magnetic switches.
The angular gripper from the innovative family-owned company fits smoothly into the world's largest line of standard grippers, which includes more than 10,000 components. Both on the finger and bottom side, it is equipped with a connecting pattern identical to that of the PGN-plus universal gripper, which allows direct combination with compensation units, valves, or quick-change jaw systems.
The PWG-plus is available in three sizes for workpiece weights between 0.5 kg and 7.3 kg. Further technical specifications include gripping moments between 3.5 Nm and 143 Nm, a stroke per finger of 15°, and a travel tension angle per jaw of at least 3°. The gripper is suitable for applications in clean and slightly dirty environments, and especially for the handling of crankshafts and camshafts, as well as for gantry loading of interlinked machining centers.
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