Schunk sets out plans for Automatica 2023

On27-30 June 2023, the world’s leading trade show for intelligent automation and robotics will bring together key technologies for future production in Munich. At Automatica (Hall A5, Booth 502), Schunkis planning toexhibit smart new developments that solve handling tasks transparently, flexibly and reliably.

In Munich, Schunk will show a whole range of new products that contribute to efficiency. Among other things, the PPD positioning unit will make its debut. The PPD positioning unit enables more complex motion sequences in pneumatic handling, reports the company. In conjunction with pneumatic grippers, it is possible to control gripper fingers flexibly and with high precision, while regulating gripping force and speed.

Combined with the PGL-plus-Ppneumatic universal gripper featuring extra-long stroke, users can realise versatile handling tasks even in demanding environments, from machine loading to highly sensitive cleanroom applications. To this end, Schunk is offering the pneumatic gripper as the first in the world to have certified GripGuard gripping force maintenance. In addition, the gripperfeatures an integrated IO-Link sensor system that enables position sensing of the fingers.

Also at the show will be the user-friendly 2D Grasping Kit (pictured) for handling individual objects randomly arranged on a single level, which makes it much easier to get started with automated object handling. The core of this intelligent system is the in-house developed AI software, which is pre-installed on Schunk’s own industrial PC (SVC). Since the market launch in 2022, the automation expert has further optimised the software and simplified the teaching and labelling of components. This co-ordinated complete package of hardware, software and service comes from one source and is suitable for all robots.
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