Gripper for fuel tank


When welding attachment parts (tank nozzles, etc.) to fuel tanks, the tanks need to be inserted into various processing stations. The grippers or machining tools need to be able to be changed flexibly for each particular process.


For this special application, the Zimmer Group developed a flexible double gripper. The adaptation to different tank variants is made by replacing contour pieces on the gripper fingers. The gripper position is protected using clamps from Zimmer Group. The machining units are replaced in a fully automated process using a tool changer.

Highlights and technical data
  • IP40
  • Self locking mechanism
  • Pneumatic
  • External gripping
Technical Data
Drive typePNEU
Max. gripping force1400 [N]
Gripping conceptFORM
Gripping safety deviceKLE
Max. stroke200 [mm]
IP classIP40
System weight37 [kg]
Max. workpiece weight5 [kg]
Max. workpiece temperature80 [°C]


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