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World’s first DGUV-certified gripper grasps attention

170617_Schunk_2SCHUNK recently demonstrated why its product range is the industry benchmark at the Advanced Manufacturing and Subcon exhibition. At the Birmingham NEC, the German manufacturer showed a host of new and established Gripping, Toolholding and Workholding product lines that delighted international visitors to Advanced Manufacturing and also the subcontract exhibitors at Subcon.

SCHUNK used the exhibition as an opportunity to show-off its SVH 5-finger-hand. This crowd generating product is the world‘s first gripper that has been certified and approved by the German Social Accident Insurance Association (DGUV) for collaborative operation. By obtaining this certification, the SCHUNK SVH 5-finger-hand has given SCHUNK a decisive step forward on its way towards safe human/robot collaboration.

The SCHUNK SVH 5-finger hand grips nearly as perfectly as the human hand. The electronics are completely integrated into the wrist and this allows the SCHUNK SVH 5-finger hand to simulate nearly all human hand movements. Incorporating a total of nine drives, various gripping operations and movements can be executed with high sensitivity. The elastic gripping surfaces ensure a reliable grip on all types of objects. The SCHUNK SVH can be connected to industry-standard robots and lightweight robots via defined mechanical interfaces. This impressive hand was particularly busy at the exhibition greeting stand visitors with countless handshakes and gestures.

170617_Schunk_1Bringing another industry first to the crowds at Advanced Manufacturing and Subcon, SCHUNK also introduced the TENDO Slim 4ax, the world‘s first hydraulic expansion toolholder in standardised heat shrinking contour.

The SCHUNK TENDO Slim 4ax hydraulic expansion toolholder combines the complete outside geometry of heat shrinking mountings according to DIN 69882-8 with the impressive qualities of the SCHUNK hydraulic expansion technology. The SCHUNK vibration-damping hydraulic system ensures a high surface quality, protects the spindle, increases tool life and subsequently reduces manufacturing costs.

The TENDO Slim 4ax has a robust base body that delivers the ideal shape accuracy by means of excellent radial rigidity. The TENDO Slim 4ax was designed particularly for axial operations and demonstrates its strength and performance when drilling, countersinking, reaming and threading on 5-axis machine tools. By means of plug & work configuration, the TENDO Slim 4ax can replace heat shrink mountings without reprogramming the external contour. Another benefit is the rapid tool change using an Allen key.

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