Gripper for crankshafts


For a semi-truck manufacturer, a 110 kg crankshaft needed to be inserted into the clamping device of a lathe, taking the radial orientation into consideration.


Thanks to the use of Zimmer Group standard components, a cost-effective solution was able to be implemented. Two standard angular grippers from the GG1000 series were used here; the radial orientation on the counter bearing was achieved by a standard MGH8350.

Highlights and technical data
  • IP40
  • Pneumatic
  • External gripping
  • Gripping force safety device for spring
Technical Data
Drive typePNEU
Max. gripping force29000 [N]
Gripping conceptFORM
Gripping safety deviceFED
Max. stroke40 ["]
Max. stroke200 [mm]
IP classIP40
System weight62 [kg]
Max. workpiece weight110 [kg]
Max. workpiece temperature80 [°C]


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