The SCHUNK EGB with IO-link from SCHUNK, Germany, is a compact mechatronic 24-V gripper for small components that allows flexible processes during fast-paced pick and place.

The SCHUNK EGP scores with a high-speed and high-gripping force, and the electric gripper satisfies the IO-Link Class B Standard suitable for increased power consumption. Plus, it can be directly connected with an IO-Link Class B Master.

The gripper fingers are freely positioned within every cycle, allowing the highest level of flexibility. And, the gripping force can be adapted to the respective workpiece using software settings in four stages to achieve handling scenarios with deformation-sensitive parts. Within the permissible finger length, both the gripping force and the gripping speed remain virtually constant over the entire stroke. The position of the gripper fingers are detectable using the integrated measuring system over the entire stroke, and no external sensors are required for monitoring.

An integrated diagnosis tool permanently monitors the voltage, current, temperature and condition of the gripper, and automatically transmits errors to the superior control system.

The EGP is initially available in sizes 40, 60 and 64 with a finger stroke of 6 mm/8 mm/10 mm, and maximum gripping forces of 140 N/210 N/300 N.