Smart Schunk Holder Wins Red Dot Design Award

smart schunk holder wins red dot design award
smart schunk holder wins red dot design award

The Schunk EGH gripper, which facilitates automation with cobots that stand out with their fast commissioning features as well as their innovative and ergonomic structures, was deemed worthy of an award in the "product design" category at Red Dot, which is considered the Oscar of the design world.

Schunk, the world leader in robotic automation equipment, CNC machine workpiece clamping systems and tool holders, won an award in the "product design" category at Red Dot 2021 with its EGH holder, which stands out with its smart design. This smart and flexible holder developed by Schunk impresses with its advanced concept and aesthetic design as well as its function. In the 60-year history of the Red Dot award, the jury members found the EGH holder very impressive in the “product design” category this year, which broke the record for the number of participating companies and design studios.

Ergonomically designed smart holder

Schunk EGH smart gripper, which is extremely successful with its ergonomic structure and design, can easily and comfortably guide the equipment thanks to its rounded outer contours equipped with materials that provide a soft touch. Being able to show the current status of the gripper with an integrated LED light strip, Schunk offers a seamless interaction between humans and cobots. Typical application areas of the Schunk EGH gripper, which is particularly suitable for applications where there is no direct overlap between human and robot workspaces, and cells with protective curtains; transport and pick-and-place tasks in relatively clean or lightly polluted environments such as the automotive and electrical industries or metal slaughterhouses.

Easy entry into the world of automation

Schunk EGH holder; Cobots, which stand out with their innovative and ergonomic structures as well as their fast commissioning features, provide an easy entry into the world of automation. With its flexible fingers, 80 mm variably adjustable stroke and gripper features, it is suitable for large parts and offers a versatile usage area. Schunk smart gripper, which can be delivered ready to use with all necessary parts from plug-and-play starter kit, adapter plate to suitable finger sets, assembly tools to plugs, can also be quickly implemented in the robot control environment of Universal Robots or Techman Robots. . Commissioning and programming of the EGH universal gripper can be intuitively completed within 30 minutes. Control via IO-Link allows each finger position to be defined separately, while evaluating the gripper status for each gripping operation. Parallel kinematics provides a constant holding force throughout the entire course.

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