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Publication Date: 02/1/2008
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Schunk: New Automation Angular Gripper Sizes
2-finger angular gripper.
Morrisville, NC — Schunk has introduced new sizes of the 2-finger angular gripper — sizes 10 and 12, which complete the efficient spectrum of pneumatic angular grippers type SWG by two more sizes. The SWG grippers stand out through their low weight and high gripping torque allowing high cycle times in very dynamic systems with an opening angle of 15° per finger.

The grippers have closing and opening times of only a few hundredths of a second, making the quick-acting units well suited to the requirements of assembly automation. The low weight of the SWG range (0.11 oz to 7.51 oz) and the high gripping torque (0.04 ? 24.78 lbf in) enables high cycles, hence efficient process automation, even in very dynamic systems.

The eight sizes of the SWG range (10 to 50) are equipped with a double-acting pneumatic drive. The precise fingers ensure an exact centric grip. Due to the spring-loaded grip force safety feature, the workpiece remains securely gripped even in the event of pressure loss. The light and compact design enables space-saving handling solutions in restricted areas.

Electro-magnetic switches for detecting the gripper position are easily mounted along the side of the gripper. The SWG angular grippers can be installed in stacks, making it possible to create extremely compact assembly units. The grippers are operated pneumatically by lubricated or non-lubricated compressed air at a nominal pressure of 6 bar (87 psi). The grippers come complete with the necessary centring sleeves for mounting.

For more information, contact: Schunk, Inc., 211 Kitty Hawk Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560 800-772-4865 or 919-572-2705 fax: 919-572-2818 E-mail: Web:

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