Magnetic Gripper for machine spindles

SCHUNK, the competence leader for clamping technology and gripping systems, has enlarged its module program for machine self-service: Following the finger gripper, vacuum, cleaning, and compensation modules, the GSW-M magnetic gripper is also equipped with a 20 mm shank interface, which clamps in a conventional toolholder, and is also connected with the machine spindle

SCHUNK, the competence leader for clamping technology and gripping systems, has enlarged its module program for machine self-service: Following the finger gripper, vacuum, cleaning, and compensation modules, the GSW-M magnetic gripper is also equipped with a 20 mm shank interface, which clamps in a conventional toolholder, and is also connected with the machine spindle. Ferromagnetic components, such as sheet metal, bearing rings, or workpieces with complex contours can be handled time- and cost-efficiently via the machine's own axes. Moreover, it can be used for bar gripping and finished part acceptance in lathes.


Since the magnetic gripper of the innovative family-owned company is equipped with permanent-magnets, coolant or compressed air is only required for depositing the workpieces. Thus energy is saved, and ensures that the parts remain gripped in case of a sudden pressure drop. Without adjustment or exchange of fingers, the GSW-M can handle various workpieces, even if they are provided with bores or undercuts. On request, several components can be mounted or stacked in piles. The magnetic gripper has a gripping force of 20 N, and is designed for a 1 kg workpiece weight.

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