The electric gripper satisfies the IO-Link Class B Standard suitable for increased power consumption, and can be directly connected with an IO-Link Class B Master. Its gripper fingers can be freely positioned within every cycle, allowing high flexibility. Prepositioning can be used to shorten cycle time, and gripping force can be adapted to the respective workpiece using software settings in four stages. 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 is detectable using the integrated measuring system over the entire stroke, and no external sensors are required for monitoring. The unit will initially be 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. The repeat accuracy during the gripping operation is 0.02 mm, and during positioning of the gripper fingers it is 0.1 mm to 0.2 mm (depending on whether the finger position is reached from one or two directions). The gripper is suitable for handling parts up to 0.7 kg/1.05 kg/1.25 kg. In addition to the version with IO-link, the 24 V gripper is again available with actuation via digital I/O.