This versatile gripper has been developed to pick up workpieces regardless of their shape, size or position. It is ideal for use on collaborative robots or fully automated applications – and is just as suitable for end-of-line packaging in intra-logistics as for delicately gripping products in the automotive, glass or electronics industry.
The new end-of-arm tool features integrated control valves with a suction and blow-off function. They not only enable you to shorten your cycle times, but also help to reduce interference contours. This aspect is also important for human-robot collaboration (HRC): While designing the new gripper, Schmalz focused on rounded edges, an enlarged contact surface and the lowest possible impact forces. As a result, the new gripper complies with ISO TS 15066 and is therefore HRC-capable. At the same time, the lightweight modular design keeps the weight of the FQE so low that it can hold up to 35 kilograms.
The FQE is available in an M version for operation with external vacuum generators and an X version. In the X version, the integrated ecoPump SEP provides the necessary vacuum, making it an energy-efficient and cost-saving solution. A silencer keeps noise to a minimum for staff in the vicinity. As the sealing element, users can choose between foam or suction cups. The gripper is available in the sizes 120 x 60 millimeters, 220 x 80 millimeters and 300 x 130 millimeters.