Gripper for engine blocks


When palletizing to put cylinder blocks into storage for internal plant transportation, both the component and the intermediate layer needed to be gripped. The inaccuracies when placing the trolley needed to be offset by the gripper.


The gripper was equipped with rugged XYZ compensation. The XY compensation makes up for positioning inaccuracies in the plane. Z compensation is used as collision protection when loading the pallets. The intermediate layers were gripped using vacuum suction units that can be actively positioned.

Highlights and technical data
  • IP40
  • Pneumatic
  • External gripping
  • Gripping force safety device for spring
Technical Data
Drive typePNEU
Max. gripping force3100 [N]
Gripping conceptFORM
Gripping safety deviceFED
Max. stroke40 [mm]
IP classIP40
System weight60 [kg]
Max. workpiece weight30 [kg]
Max. workpiece temperature80 [°C]


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