Schunk - Pneumatically Powered Universal Gripper PGN-Plus-E

PGN-Plus-E which applies the high-performance features of the origional PGN-Plus directly in the area of mechatronic handling.

SCHUNK has introduced several improvements on the original PGN-Plus and has announced the newest generation gripper, PGN-Plus-E which applies the high-performance features of the origional PGN-Plus directly in the area of mechatronic handling.


The PGN-plus-E, the world's first digitally controlled mechatronic gripper with patented multi-tooth guidance is perfect for industrial environments. It has modified the multi-tooth guidance for higher moment capacity, a continuous lubrication pocket in the guide contour, and the proven wedge-hook kinematics with a high surface coverage in all stroke positions. The mechatronic universal gripper is powered by a brushless DC servo motor, which leads to permanently high process stability and a long service life with minimal maintenance requirements are ensured.

The mechatronic universal gripper makes the switch from pneumatic to electric components particularly easy: it has an identical mounting pattern to its pneumatic counterpart, and the 24-V gripper is easily controlled by digital I/O. Up to two gripping positions can also be monitored by means of an additional M8 standard connection. The required control and power electronics are already fully integrated into the compact module, so no additional space is needed in the control cabinet.

The gripping force of the SCHUNK PGN-plus-E can be adjusted in four levels. The grippers will initially be available in size 80 in the spring of 2016. Additional sizes are planned.

About SCHUNK:
SCHUNK is the worldwide competence leader for clamping technology and gripping systems. Totaling more than 60 years of experience, SCHUNK is a family owned operation and a global player in one. For more information, visit www.schunk.com

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