Erwin Quarder had a need for a delicate gripper application for an Automotive OEM that required the Zimmer Group’s expertise for design and timely delivery that would not only stand up to a harsh molding environment, but would also add long term value and durability.

Long Life with the Zimmer Group MGP800 Series Grippers at Erwin Quarder
Long Life with the Zimmer Group MGP800 Series Grippers at Erwin Quarder

Case Study from | Zimmer Group US, Inc.

The MGP800 series is a small components gripper that is ideal for small spaces and small part size, similar to the application for Erwin Quarder Inc. (EQI). Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, EQI’s specialties include over-molding, complex 2-shot molding, and insert molding of varying intricacies to the Automotive and Medical markets. They had a need for a delicate gripper application for an Automotive OEM that required the Zimmer Group’s expertise for design and timely delivery that would not only stand up to a harsh molding environment, but would also add long term value and durability.

The MGP800 series is rated for 10 million maintenance-free cycles. At the expected rate of 1.5 million cycles per year, EQI could guarantee worry free performance to go along with their own tooling guarantee of 1-million shot-life cycles. EQI has a global reputation for their high quality tool steel and tight tolerance capability with regard to plastic part design and production using many types of engineered plastic resins. Zimmer Group’s value added performance along with their robust design allowed the 16 individual grippers to place the small aluminum bushings “exactly” where EQI wanted them within the tool and the quality EQI expected from Zimmer. The MGP800 series more than delivered with a repeatability within 25 microns. Precision and performance complete...!

A quote from Mr. Waldemar Boldt, Automation Department Manager, “You [Zimmer Group] are not the least expensive but we are saving money and time in the long run”.  In today’s manufacturing world, with machines getting more and more complex, if you can pick a gripper with long, proven life, it could help eliminate downtime and loss of profits down the road.

 

The MGP803N at Erwin Quarder inserting the bushing onto the pump cover

MGP803Ns holding bushings

The tooling with 16 MGP803N

 
The content & opinions in this article are the author’s and do not necessarily represent the views of RoboticsTomorrow
Zimmer Group US, Inc.

Zimmer Group US, Inc.

Are you interested in premium products in the fields of mechanical and plant engineering? Do you want to learn more about our solutions in the fields of automation, damping, linear, processing, tooling, and machine tooling technology?

Other Articles

Bringing Handling Technology to Life
In the "KUKoMo" project, new robot solutions for collaborative assembly activities in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) were tested for their feasibility and transferred to demonstrator solutions for cross-industry applications.
Innovative Gripper Solution for Robot-based Handling in Automated Aseptic Filling Processes for Pharmaceuticals
In the search for alternatives to mass products, the industry is increasingly relying on customization. Thus the filling and packaging solutions are also becoming ever faster and more flexible.
Robots Automate Machine Tools
To increase productivity in production, more and more companies are deciding to link and automate their machine tools. The right automation system is crucial here. Robots and the appropriate gripping technology play an important role here.
More about Zimmer Group US, Inc.

Comments (0)

This post does not have any comments. Be the first to leave a comment below.


Post A Comment

You must be logged in before you can post a comment. Login now.

Featured Product

BitFlow Introduces 6th Generation Camera Link Frame Grabber: The Axion

BitFlow Introduces 6th Generation Camera Link Frame Grabber: The Axion

BitFlow has offered a Camera Link frame grabbers for almost 15 years. This latest offering, our 6th generation combines the power of CoaXPress with the requirements of Camera Link 2.0. Enabling a single or two camera system to operate at up to 850 MB/S per camera, the Axion-CL family is the best choice for CL frame grabber. Like the Cyton-CXP frame grabber, the Axion-CL leverages features such as the new StreamSync system, a highly optimized DMA engine, and expanded I/O capabilities that provide unprecedented flexibility in routing. There are two options available; Axion 1xE & Axion 2xE. The Axion 1xE is compatible with one base, medium, full or 80-bit camera offering PoCL, Power over Camera Link, on both connectors. The Axion 2xE is compatible with two base, medium, full or 80-bit cameras offering PoCL on both connectors for both cameras. The Axion-CL is a culmination of the continuous improvements and updates BitFlow has made to Camera Link frame grabbers.