Gripper for crankcases


After the engine blocks were produced, they needed to be ejected from a gantry and lead to a test bench for visual inspection. The operator performed this visual inspection at the bench. To do this, the operator needed to move the workpiece into the correct ergonomic position to perform the inspection.


The workpiece was clamped pneumatically downline of an access block. Subsequently, the operator was able to release the clamp of the manual swivel axis using a footswitch and bring the workpiece into various positions for inspection. In this process, the test station was able to hold both a 4-cylinder and a 6-cylinder block.

Highlights and technical data
  • IP40
  • Pneumatic
  • External gripping
Technical Data
Drive typePNEU
Max. gripping force2400 [N]
Gripping conceptFORM
Gripping safety deviceKLE
Max. stroke400 [mm]
IP classIP40
System weight180 [kg]
Max. workpiece weight400 [kg]
Max. workpiece temperature80 [°C]


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