Gripper for connecting rods


The challenge of loading and unloading tooling machines for an automobile manufacturer laid in the high variety of workpiece parts and the specific arrangement of the respective devices.


As the solution, Zimmer Group experts used a servo linear axis for adjusting the gripper distances. For the problem of the different orientations in the devices, standard swivel units with a middle position were used.

Highlights and technical data
  • IP40
  • Pneumatic
  • Drive AC servo motor
  • Gripping force safety device for spring
Technical Data
Drive typePNEUELE
Max. gripping force4250 [N]
Gripping conceptKRAFT
Gripping safety deviceFED
Max. stroke40 [mm]
IP classIP40
System weight66 [kg]
Max. workpiece weight5 [kg]
Max. workpiece temperature80 [°C]


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