End-of-Arm-Ecosystem

Any Robot. Any Gripper. Any End-Effector.

This is what we call the new multi-functional end-of-arm platform from Zimmer Group and Schmalz, two technology leaders and handling specialists. Equipped with an extensive range of functions and universal communication interfaces, MATCH is compatible with all common lightweight robots on the market – an ideal system for cobots and conventional 6-axis robots.

MATCH - Tool changer with end effector  ROBOTICS PRODUCT FINDER


YOUR BENEFITS

  • A system for lightweight robots, cobots and conventional robots
  • Compatibility & flexibility – combining the primary handling technologies (vacuum and mechanical gripping)
  • Long service life, even in automated continuous operation
  • Innovative digital ecosystem
  • Large variety of end effectors
  • Manual exchange with easy-click function
  • Automated exchange in the device

STANDARDIZATION OF THE ROBOT INTERFACE

The MATCH series offers one-of-a-kind standardization potential: The MATCH robot module can be mounted to the most common robot types and acts as the connection for the entire range of MATCH-compatible end effectors. These unified robot connecting flanges offer a high degree of flexibility in the choice of applications. The attached end effectors, whether grippers or suction cups, can easily be replaced manually or automatically using the click system. Standardized and ready-to-connect solutions guarantee maximum system availability.

PLUG & WORK – SIMPLIFIED COMMUNICATION INTERFACE

In addition to a uniform mechanical connection between the robot arm and end effector, MATCH also simplifies machine communication. MATCH robot modules are available in digital I/O and IO-Link variants and also have their own smart communication modules as an option. MATCH provides the required communication parameters for integrating robots from different manufacturers into the MATCH system via plug & work.

ECOSYSTEM – LARGE SELECTION OF END EFFECTORS

The MATCH portfolio includes a large selection of grippers from Zimmer Group. This is not limited to the use of cobots, i.e., human-robot collaborations, but also includes industrial robots. In addition to grippers from Zimmer Group, end effectors with vacuum technology from Schmalz are also compatible with the MATCH system. The MATCH ecosystem is not only made of physical components but also includes various software solutions: A Comfort app coordinated with the specific robot manufacturer enables direct control and monitoring of functions.

COMPLEX ROBOT APPLICATIONS WITH AUTOMATED REPLACEMENT

Increased efficiency thanks to the flexible use of robots is the future of automated production. The same single robot can perform various tasks on a workpiece through the automated replacement of the end effector. Standardization also makes things simpler for the operators and integrators.

In addition to the automated replacement of end effectors, the MATCH product range also enables different robot types and systems to use the same suction cup or gripper. The key components here are the MATCH robot modules, which are available for a variety of robots from the most common manufacturers.

Components
0 Robot flange
1 Communication module Find out more
2 Quick-change module More about MATCH
3 End effector with quick-change module More about MATCH
4 Software Find out more

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With robot-specific standardized interfaces, the MATCH series offers flexible and fast setup of the robot application. The simple design also allows a high degree of flexibility so that a wide variety of tasks can be performed by one or by various robots. 

Components
0 Robot flange
1 Communication module Find out more
2 Adaptation to the robot flange
3 Multi-functional level Find out more
4 Tool changer Find out more
5 Adaptation of the end effector
6 End effector Find out more

When configuring a robot cell with conventional components, the exact components required for the customer-specific application can be selected from a wide range of products.

MATCH for cobots and industrial robots from ABB


FULL PROCESS CONTROL IN EVERY APPLICATION

MATCH guarantees full support and process control – from commissioning to ongoing operation and process monitoring. Digital services such as HMI functions for setup and operation, collection of process data / condition monitoring, evaluation and visualization and cloud connection offer added value in all phases of the product life cycle.