Clamping Technology For The Smart Factory

Clamping Technology For The Smart Factory

Intelligent quick-change pallet modules, clamping blocks and grippers

The compact, electrically actuated SCHUNK VERO-S NSE-E mini 90 quick-change pallet module positions and clamps workpieces, components and pallets in less than one second at a repeat accuracy of < 0.005 mm. Due to 24V technology and optional clamping slide position monitoring, the fluid-free module is suitable for use in manufacturing environments as well as for applications in assembly processes, on measuring devices, or for 3D printing where parts require precise clamping.

SCHUNK is now announcing a special module for automated machine loading and a sensory quick-change pallet module for AMB. The SCHUNK TANDEM KSE intelligent clamping force block, in turn, enables fully automatic monitoring of the clamping path, clamping force, internal temperature and number of cycles. In addition, the position of the chuck jaws can be individually adjusted to the respective workpiece. As for parts handling in the smart factory, the SCHUNK EGL parallel gripper can be used, which SCHUNK has further developed as special cutting-edge technology for smart gripping. The gripper detects faulty components without additional external sensors and determines whether they should be ejected from the process. Networking several intelligent grippers within a process chain makes it is possible to detect changes in the process.

SCHUNK also stepped up its game with its top seller VERO-S NSE quick-change pallet module. Last year, the company further optimized the VERO-S NSE3 pull-down force and rigidity, and introduced standard dynamic pressure monitoring and an optional spring-actuated cone seal, which automatically locks the module’s changing interface as soon as the clamping pin is lifted.


SCHUNK VERO-S NSE3 has high pull-in forces and high dimensional stability of the clamping module body. The changing interface is automatically closed as soon as the clamping pin is lifted. At the AMB, the program will be expanded to include smart modules for integrated process monitoring.

Workpiece direct clamping with SCHUNK VERO-S enables optimal accessibility and a defined clamping situation. Special clamping devices for automated machine loading and sensory modules for process monitoring are added to the AMB.




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