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Quick-change fingers increase flexibility of assembly systems

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Schunk is transferring its extensive experience with quick-change systems to the design of gripper fingers. This has resulted in the innovative family-owned company introducing its new type of finger blank with a quick-change system already integrated as standard.

The quick-change fingers allow users to minimise set-up times when changing over to a new part spectrum, resulting in increased productivity and flexibility of the overall system. Compared with conventional jaw changing, the new system reduces set-up times by up to 90 per cent. An easily accessible, form-fit locking mechanism ensures that the finger is changed in a matter of seconds with repeat accuracy. This is achieved by turning an Allen key 90 degrees. As opposed to other common approaches that are available, bore holes extending through the entire finger are no longer necessary. This gives users the added benefit of freedom in the design of the finger contour.

Schunk’s fingers can be adapted over their entire length to the respective workpiece, without having to worry about jaw changing and the corresponding screw connections. The finger blanks featuring integrated quick-changing are available in aluminum (ABR-BSWS) or steel (SBR-BSWS). They can be used with all Schunk premium grippers and with numerous other gripper modules.

Please visit www.gb.schunk.com to find out more about Schunk’s quick-change systems and gripper fingers.

 
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