Gripper for engine block


For linking tooling machines, the workpiece needed to be moved to different clamping positions. To do this, the workpiece needed to be turned (reoriented) in the gripper. The challenge here was primarily the high workpiece weight of 450 kg combined with the large flight circle.


A gripper with a rugged basic drive was developed in a linear guide design. Special long swivel jaws, which are driven by a servo motor, were developed for swiveling the parts. Furthermore, the gripper is equipped with an XY axis compensation module to compensate for position inaccuracies when depositing or picking up items.

Highlights and technical data
  • IP40
  • Pneumatic
  • Drive AC servo motor
Technical Data
Drive typePNEUELE
Max. gripping force7000 [N]
Gripping conceptFORM
Gripping safety deviceKLE
Max. stroke480 [mm]
IP classIP40
System weight500 [kg]
Max. workpiece weight400 [kg]
Max. workpiece temperature80 [°C]


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