Schmalz: The Perfect Gripper With Just Four Tools

MC-4-Schmalz-PXTGripper-400.jpg

April 15, 2021

Less is more. This statement also applies to Schmalz’s new PXT modular gripper system. Because users can assemble their gripper quickly and easily from just a few standard components – and even assemble it themselves if they wish.

The PXT gripper construction kit is a lightweight and modular gripping system for lightweight robotics and is compatible with the most common robot systems. With this construction kit, the user can assemble end effectors for many applications from a well thought-out selection of high-quality standard components. All he needs to assemble them is a cross-cut saw, spanner, drill and Allen key – nothing more. Optionally, Schmalz also supplies the fully assembled system.

The self-configured gripper handles workpieces weighing up to 25 kilograms. Schmalz thus closes the gap between the VEE with a payload of up to two kilograms and the Schmalz Tooling System SXT, which is designed for loads over 25 kilograms. The largest gripping area is 800 x 600 millimetres. The gripper is so flat that it can also be used for removing injection moulds without any problems. Thanks to optional internal vacuum guidance, the modular system does not need any external hoses. Thanks to the reduced interfering contours, the grippers can be used even in the tightest spaces. The individual components can always be recombined or adjusted if the geometry of the objects to be supported changes. The connection elements are designed in such a way that users can integrate all Schmalz components, such as larger suction cups.

The PXT modular gripper system is suitable for a wide range of palletising and handling tasks and can be used in all industries – from the food industry to the automotive sector to logistics. The gripper can be used to pack yoghurt pots from machines into crates, to handle sheet metal parts or to palletise cardboard boxes.

The new PXT modular gripper system consists of robot flanges for the most common lightweight robots, standard crossbars and profile tubes, cross connectors and connecting elements, cover caps for the profile tubes as well as retaining and connecting elements for spring plungers and suction pads. Ordering is as simple and flexible as the system itself: users create their gripper themselves in the online configurator. Schmalz then delivers the fully assembled system or the individual parts for self-assembly.

Source

Related Articles


Latest Articles

  • Exploring the Impact of M8 Cables in Various Applications

    July 17, 2024 M8 cables are a type of circular electrical connectors used to link actuators and sensors. They have an 8-millimeter diameter and are widely utilized in a variety of industrial and automation applications because of their small size, robustness, and consistent performance even under harsh conditions. Similar to the M12 cables, their robustness enables them… Read More…

  • 7 Top Tips for Cooling IT Equipment

    July 17, 2024 As the world becomes increasingly digitalized, with a growing reliance on high-performing and reliable IT equipment, effective hardware management is essential to facilitate rapid access to large amounts of data and its analytics. The upkeep of IT infrastructure, including maintaining appropriate temperatures, ensures the reliability and security of data and minimizes the… Read More…


Featured Article

Revolutionizing Material Movement with Autonomous Mobile Robots

Revolutionizing Material Movement with Autonomous Mobile Robots

In today’s fast-paced manufacturing and logistics industries, the need for efficient and flexible material movement solutions has never been greater. Traditional methods like conveyor systems, forklifts, and manual pushcarts have served us well, but they come with limitations.

That’s why Omron is thrilled to announce the launch of their game-changing MD Series of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs). Read more


Products

  • Memosens 2.0: New Disinfection Portfolio from Endress+Hauser

    July 23, 2024 Introducing a portfolio of optimized digital sensors with Memosens 2.0 technology that deliver continuous, reliable water disinfection measurement. Endress+Hauser is launching a portfolio of optimized digital sensors with Memosens 2.0 technology that deliver continuous, reliable water disinfection measurement. This new generation of disinfection sensors represents an upgrade opportunity for a wide range… Read More…

  • Vention to Democratize Industrial Automation Using NVIDIA AI Technologies

    July 18, 2024 Vention, the company behind the cloud-based Manufacturing Automation Platform (MAP), has announced a collaboration with NVIDIA to bring industrial automation technology to small and medium manufacturers by using NVIDIA AI and accelerated computing to advance cloud robotics. This announcement marks a year of collaborative efforts to leverage artificial intelligence to simplify the realization of… Read More…