Robotics Industry News
Universal 2- Finger Gripper JGP: New Parallel Gripper from SCHUNK
SCHUNK Inc. Posted 01/02/2008
SCHUNK’s parallel gripper family JGP is very economical and can be used in numerous applications.
The JGP parallel grippers represent the leading technology in SCHUNK’s new ‘‘Compact Class’‘ – offering all essential functions and an excellent price-performance ratio. This extremely compact and universal pneumatic gripper is intended for use in clean to slightly dirty environments, and is available in sizes 64 to 160.
Thanks to its compact design, the JGP is particularly ideal for applications in which only limited space is available and interfering contours have to be avoided. Their oval pistons, wedge-hook kinematics and sturdy T-slot guidance enable the JGP grippers to achieve gripping forces of 56.2 to 537.3 lbf at a weight of 0.6 to 7.3 lb, depending on size. The stroke ranges from 0.24 to 0.63 inches per finger. The recommended workpiece weights are 2.8 to 18.1 lb in standard cases, for example with purely metallic friction grip between the workpiece and gripper finger. If other materials or form-fit fingers are used, much heavier workpieces can also be moved without difficulty.
An extensive range of accessories is available for the JGP, including pressure maintenance valves, finger blanks and fittings as well as a quick-change jaw system. Position monitoring can be performed by means of magnetic switches or inductive proximity switches. Further sensors also enable the incorporation of measuring system functions, for example with the FMS force measuring system, the FPS flexible position sensor, or the extremely accurate APS analog position sensor. As a result, the JGP can also be used in complex assembly tasks that require precise positioning at a defined force.