SCHUNK has developed a module program, by which machine tools can be automated quickly, easily and cost-effectively with a shaft interface. The core piece is the module GSW-B, which joins standardized parallel or concentric grippers from SCHUNK with the machine. For automated workpiece changes, the operator has to invest in some new components and reprogram the machine.
The connection module GSW-B is equipped with a gripper interface on one side, and a 20 mm shaft on the other, and can be clamped with many conventional toolholders. The same gripper can be used on various machines, independently from the individual spindle interface. It can be driven by coolant or, in order to achieve shorter cycle times, with compressed air, which is fed by the shaft interface of the connection module.
SCHUNK is a family owned operation and a global player in one. Totaling more than 60 years of experience, SCHUNK is a leading worldwide manufacturer of toolholding components, workholding systems, and automation components. With their reputation for high quality products, absolute precision, and continuous innovation, SCHUNK is a reliable partner for their customers. For more information, visit www.schunk.com