The 2-finger universal gripper SCHUNK EGU has been developed for maximum workpiece variety with maximum process robustness. The user has access to the highest level of functionality due to the components embedded in the gripper. This allows the gripper fingers to be pre-positioned at high speed or for dipping into a workpiece holder. The gripping force can be continuously adjusted to the workpiece handling requirement. Workpiece recognition enables full process transparency for the user. In an emergency stop situation, workpiece loss can be avoided due to the integrated gripping force maintenance.
The BasicGrip and StrongGrip gripping modes are available. With BasicGrip, the gripping speed is automatically optimized for gripping force adjustment. Permanent re-gripping is possible. With StrongGrip, the maximum gripping force is generated and then stored by the gripping force maintenance. Permanent regripping is possible within an adjustable time frame.
Due to a wide range of communication interfaces (eg. PROFINET), as well as PLC function modules and robot plug-ins compatible with the leading manufacturers on the market the integration workload of the EGU is reduced to a minimum.