Electrically Driven Small Parts Grippers are Easy To Control

The GEP2000 from the Zimmer Group offer adjustable gripping forces from 80 to 400 N and jaw strokes from 10 to 16 mm.

Electrically Driven Small Parts Grippers from Zimmer are Easy To Control
Electrically Driven Small Parts Grippers from Zimmer are Easy To Control

The grippers, which have a mechanical self-locking mechanism to prevent the loss of the workpiece in the event of power failure, are equipped with an integrated control and are available in three control versions: with IO-Link, digital I/O, and with digital I/O in combination with an analog output for querying the jaw positions. In the IO-Link version, the gripper offers all the system-specific advantages of IO-Link, which means not only simple handling and operation, but also easy integration. By connecting a single cable, the gripper can receive data from or transmit data to the master controller. In the I/O version, the grippers operate as simply as a conventional pneumatic valve: the gripper opens when it receives a control signal, and the jaws are closed when it receives another one. No movement occurs without a signal. The digital I/O version with analog query includes an analog sensor that outputs 0 to 10 volts, making it possible to determine the position of the gripper jaws within 0.05 mm.

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