Schunk robot gripper in spotlight

Just before Christmas, the University of Sheffield officially opened AMRC Cymru, a £20m research and development facility in North Wales.

Airbus AMRC building is officially opened with AM Mark Drakeford along with Lord Barry Jones, Airbus Paul McKinlay, AM Ken Skates, Professor Koen Lamberts, University of Sheffield and Coleg Camria’s David Jones Pictured: One of Airbus Robots delivers the celebration ribbon

As a member of the AMRC, Schunk UK played an integral role in the opening ceremony, holding the ribbon with a Schunk gripper for Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford to cut the ceremonial ribbon. Mounted on a Kuka AGV, the new Schunk EGH Co-act gripper is the latest addition to the Schunk Co-act gripper family, and is a flexible system for gripping and moving small to medium-sized workpieces in the areas of handling, assembly and electronics.
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