Electric Grippers offer programmable operation.

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Equipped with control system that lets users set and store different adjustments, electric versions of parallel gripper GPE and angular gripper GWE allow gripping strength and speed to be adjusted independently. Parallel gripper GPE can transfer data to PLC via pulses, enabling sorting, counting, and measurement operations. Both units employ DAE-60 electric rotary unit, which can reach up to 31 fixed, programmable positions. Drive can rotate 0-360°, performing up to 10 full rotations.

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Montech AG Has Expanded the Range of Automation and Handling Components, Adding Two New Electric Grippers

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(Derendingen, Switzerland, 2008 April 16) The Swiss company Montech AG has expanded the range of automation and handling components, adding two new electric grippers. The electric versions of the parallel gripper GPE and the angular gripper GWE are available starting from last year the electric rotary unit DAE-60

In the new electric grippers, the gripping strength and speed can be adjusted independently. The control system allows to set and store different adjustments flexibly. The grippers are provided with fixing holes to mount proximity and limit switches. The parallel gripper GPE can transfer data to the PLC via pulses (Hall sensors), allowing to perform sorting, counting and measurement operations.

Any positions with different speeds
DAE-60 offers multiple benefits. Being driven electrically, this component can reach virtually any position (up to 31 fixed programmable), moving at different speeds between any two positions. The drive can rotate by 0 to 360 degrees, performing up to 10 full rotations. The brushless servo motor ensures high performance and dynamic. In case of horizontal installation, the servo motor can be equipped with a permanent magnet brake.

Like other electric components by Montech, also the rotary unit stands out for its compact dimensions, thanks to an accurate study of the arrangement of drive elements. The hollow shaft allows the passage of cables and hoses. All mechanisms feature very tight clearance, which can also be adjusted. The electric drive requires less maintenance and its energy consumption is lower than the pneumatic version.

Flexibility in automation
With the electric grippers GPE and GWE, Montech has expanded its line of electrified products (Servoline, rotary drives and compact universal slides). "Electric components for automation and handling provide users with new application opportunities, increasing flexibility," says Christian Wullschleger, Division Automation Manager of Montech. "Electric grippers can be used in all sectors, but they are mainly designed for applications where compressed air is not available or not allowed", adds Wullschleger.

Online orders
The new grippers, which can be ordered online from the Montech Web site starting from last year, are easily configurable. They are delivered with a regulation systems that works independently of the device and requires only one initial programming, and a software for commissioning. More detailed information on the new parallel and angular electric grippers by Montech are available on www.montech.com.

Montech AG
Montech AG markets basic modular components that automate demanding production and logistics processes. In addition to conventional conveyor belts, automation components and the Quick-Set profile system, the range of products also includes the Montrac transport system. Montrac is an intelligent transport system for networking industrial production and logistics processes. Founded in 1963, the company is based in Switzerland and stands for innovation in the automation industry.

Further information
Montech AG
Elke Manthei
Gewerbestrasse 12
CH-4552 Derendingen
Phone: +41 32 681 55 42
Fax: +41 32 682 19 77
E-Mail: elke.manthei@montech.com

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