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Angular and Parallel Gripper in One Unit

Angular and Parallel Gripper in One Unit

Toolholders, Workholding

Schunk Inc. December 13, 2012

The angular parallel gripper (GAP) from SCHUNK combines two basic principles of gripping. Depending on the design, the gripper has an opening angle between 30° and 180°. The parallel movement has high precision and a strong gripping force between 80N and 340N on the last few millimeters. Workpieces with an overhang or interfering contours can be easily gripped. In contrast to conventional angular grippers, the gripping center is always maintained, and parts with various diameters can be handled and centered precisely.

The worldwide unique standardized angular parallel gripper is more compact, has strong guidances, and can be closely monitored with magnetic sensors. In order to shorten the cycle times, the gripper is equipped with hydraulic shock absorbers. It can be easily monitored without any additional interfering contours. The GAP is integrated into the modular system for modular assembly automation, by which systems for high-performance automation can be quickly and easily configured. It is suitable for handling the assembly of small components, particularly for the plastic, electrical, and pharmaceutical industries.