Gripper for crankshafts


On a crankshaft production line, a gripper needed to provide feedback about the gripped part when loading and unloading a tooling machine for the purpose of checking for the correct part. The high level of part variance was another challenge.


A standard swivel unit and a standard angular gripper were used for gripping the parts. The type check took place using an analog stroke measurement system that transmitted the exact bearing diameter to the control system.

Highlights and technical data
  • IP40
  • Pneumatic
  • External gripping
  • Gripping force safety device for spring
Technical Data
Drive typePNEU
Max. gripping force18000 [N]
Gripping conceptFORM
Gripping safety deviceFED
Max. stroke40 ["]
IP classIP40
System weight24 [kg]
Max. workpiece weight15 [kg]
Max. workpiece temperature80 [°C]


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