Profit from the advantages of an efficient and intelligent solution for your material flow using flexible AMRs from the Zimmer Group – learn about Miles! AMRs move independently in a defined area and support the automation of your intralogistics processes, including the transport of various goods via pallets, containers or even small parts as well as the automatic intake and release of loading carriers up to fully automatic fleet management in conjunction with your ERP system.
RAPTOR is the latest development from the Zimmer Group. It can replicate a wide range of woodworking tasks – such as nesting, milling, pre-assembly and parts handling – using only one machine. This woodworking robot celebrated its premiere at this year's LIGNA in Hanover, the world's leading expo for woodworking and wood processing .
ZiMo is a cost-effective and easy option for automating processes with small, medium-sized and alternating batch sizes. The Zimmer Group's flexible robot cell offers you fast commissioning and intuitive operation that will make the plunge into automation fast and free of complications. Regardless of whether you want to implement installation work, pick-and-place tasks or training – ZiMo will support you. You can freely select from a variety of accessory parts and then receive a customized complete package that corresponds to your requirements. Interested? We would be happy to advise you!
The multi-item gripper integrates both in one end effector. This gripper will win you over with its high-quality processing and excellent stability.
Thanks to URCap, installation and commissioning are just as easy as the controlling the gripper. Installation is done with the FWR tool changer in an uncomplicated and reliable manner.
The vacuum grippers and parallel grippers have the same tool center point (TCP), which makes the application much easier – whether order picking, compression or packaging.
- Vacuum retention ensures energy-saving use
- Reliable medium supply
- Stable cylinder guidance for precise application
- Suction cup exchange system for flexible tasks
- Standard component for reliable and secure gripping
- Easy commissioning and control via URCap
The Zimmer Group is actively helping to shape the future of (intra-)logistics and is able to build upon proven developments as an experienced automation partner. Using a flexible gripper system for handling shoe boxes with a vacuum suction cup and parallel gripper as the starting point, a smart multi-item picker arose with an AI-supported, coordinate-independent gripping point and object recognition.
The most successful electric small-part grippers, the GEP2000 series are getting a product upgrade with the new protector version. The cleanroom class 2 certified GEP2000 is ideally suited for use under increased hygiene requirements and in cleanrooms thanks to low particle emissions. It comes with wipers on the top cover, the gripper has an enhanced protection class and is therefore sealed in accordance with IP54. Because it is lubricated with food-grade H1 grease and equipped with sealed guides, it is an optimal fit for use in the food industry. In addition, it also has optimized corrosion protection and is very easy to clean due to the cover and screws made out of stainless steel. Compared to grippers without a protector, the new version has an enlarged stroke of 10 mm per gripper jaw, which can be increased to 20 mm with other installation sizes.
|Integrated position sensing||via process data||Analog 0 to 10V||via process data||Analog 0 to 10V|
|Gripping force [N]||145||145||200||200|
|Stroke per jaw [mm]||10||10||13||13|
|Integrated position sensing||via process data||Analog 0 to 10V||via process data||Analog 0 to 10V|
|Gripping force [N]||360||360||500||500|
|Stroke per jaw [mm]||16||16||20||20|
Cleanrooms are divided into special cleanroom classes depending on the particle density and emissions. They are subject to strict, standardized requirements and are classified according to the degree of air purity. The maximum permitted particle concentration as well as particle size play a major role here. Cleanrooms are divided into classes ISO 1 through 9, where purity class 1 represents the purest because it has the lowest possible particle concentration. After undergoing successful certification processes, over 500 Zimmer Group grippers and clamping elements have been certified according to international standard DIN EN ISO 14644-1 for cleanroom classes between 2 and 6 thanks to their low particle emissions.
|Series||Installation size||Variants||Cleanroom class|
|GPP5000||5003 / 5004 / 5006 / 5008 / 5010 / 5013 / 5016||-00||6|
|GPD5000||5003 / 5004 / 5006 / 5008 / 5010 / 5013||-00||6|
We can offer customer-specific variations based on our series GEP2000 and GEH6000 grippers, which are ideal for use in sensitive applications. By using enclosures that conform to FDA and GMP requirements, we can react quickly and provide attractive pricing options.
For example, customized grippers are already being used to transport vials and syringes in a laboratory's filling system and to help in semiconductor manufacturing. The modified housing ensures that the end effectors meet the strictest hygiene and cleaning requirements.
We use materials that are resistant against aggressive cleaning agents (hydrogen peroxide / H2O2, etc.).
We ensure cleanroom suitability with reduced particle emissions in accordance with GMP and ISO 14644.
We only use materials that correspond to the requirements of the FDA material list.
Our solutions correspond to the strict requirements of FDA regulation 21 CFR 178.3570.
The customer-specific grippers based on the GEP2000 and GEH6000 series correspond to protection class IP 54 and/or 65 (protection class in accordance with IEC 60529).
Whether mobile and collaborative robotics or fully automated applications: Just one flexible system gives the user access to a nearly unlimited range of uses from production and installation to warehouse logistics, shipping and even laboratory automation.
Typical tasks for the system include pick&place, order picking, packaging and palletizing, checking and testing. Various mechanical and vacuum grippers can be selected corresponding to the workpiece and handling task. If the requirements change, the system can be quickly and easily adapted.
One robot module – the entire spectrum of compatible end effectors. Regardless of whether cobots, lightweight robots or conventional robots.
Simplified machine communication thanks to the required communication parameters.
Direct control and monitoring of robot functions using a software solution.
Can perform various tasks on a workpiece via automated end effector replacement.
Experience the future of robotics and revolutionize your industrial automation! The MATCH microsite gives you an overview of the most important information about this pioneering robot module, along with the opportunities that open up for you when using MATCH!
The Zimmer Group has developed a new innovation for existing platform-independent connections as well as for those of all leading robot manufacturers via a combination of SCM and the Comfort app. Communicating with your products via the robot module using an external HMI on a laptop is no longer necessary because, thanks to guideZ for Robot, communication can now be done autonomously via the teach panel.
Your grippers no longer have to be set up via a network interface using a laptop. This can now be done directly from the panel via the robot’s own interface. This increases not only efficiency, but also enables programming and parameterization without extensive programming knowledge.
Thanks to the upgrade to existing Zimmer Group programs, the hardware, electric grippers and the Comfort app remain unchanged. Your robot applications can be put into operation easily using the included programming tools from the Zimmer Group. The Comfort app ensures uncomplicated and fast commissioning and enables easy gripper control, operation and parameterization.
Discover our MFS02-S-KHC-IL position sensor - with IO-Link and analog output, it complements our magnetic field sensor portfolio with continuous position detection.
The sensor features a detection range of up to 50 mm. Thanks to its space-saving C-slot mounting, it can be perfectly integrated into any application. The outstanding resolution of 0.01 mm also makes it possible to detect faulty parts, thus actively contributing to increased quality. Thanks to the dynamic teach-in function, which detects when the piston is at rest, 3 positions can be taught in automatically.
Increase the efficiency and precision of your work with the MFS02-S-KHC-IL position sensor. Do you have any questions? We will be happy to advise you!
The standardized, Wireless IO-Link communication model ensures interference-free and reliable communication, entirely without external cabling. Thanks to this concept of standardized communication, all Zimmer Group IO-Link gripper components can be used. Because of the modular design and different variants, this technology can be used with various robots and systems, completely independent of the structure or base. The voltage supply is provided either via an independent energy source or directly by the robot as well as the machine and can also be buffered if needed. In this configuration, information passes wirelessly from the gripper to the robot control system – effortlessly, interference-free and reliably.
The new electro-pneumatic unit from the AEPN series provides compressed air at the most remote locations. It's a completely self-sufficient system that enables control of several products independently of each other and meets a wide range of requirements.
The unit, which has been specially optimized for Zimmer Group components with low air consumption , is the perfect choice for energy-saving use thanks to two-stage pressure adjustment. In addition to grippers or zero-point clamping systems, the clamping and braking elements in particular provide enormous clamping forces at a small size and clamp as an NC variant in the event of a loss of pressure. Thanks to included sensing, pressures are reliably controlled and maintained. In addition, the proven, integrated quick exhaust valve ensures lightning-fast venting in the event of a power failure – a cost-effective and energy-efficient system.
- Mobile units with battery supply
- Automated transport systems with pneumatic products
- Clamping of medical tables
- Autonomous assembly islands
- Systems without a compressed air supply
The AEPN series features an outstandingly lightweight and compact design. Very fast opening and closing times and close positioning to consumers round out the product line. Thanks to two independently controllable valves, a wide range of process sequences can be realized.
With the pallet changer, the Zimmer Group is expanding the zero-point clamping system product range. Along with changing pallets in tooling machines, it also offers numerous other applications, for example, the handling of components in portals or on robots with high repeat accuracy.
Because of the slim design and low set-up of the clamping plate and clamping pallets, you get both close-proximity pallet loading on the machine table as well as maximum use of the machine space. High clamping forces create an extraordinarily rigid system, whose excellent holding force enables the highest torque as well as a highly precise connection between the robot and the clamping plate. This makes the handling of heavier pallets, in particular, easier and safer.
With the WWS series, the Zimmer Group offers the right changing unit for robots and optimally expands the modular construction system of motor spindles. The changing unit for robots includes a suitable storage station and is specially designed for the motor spindle. It can also be installed later if needed, which would enable an automatic spindle change. Specially designed robot changing units are available for motor spindles that are designed for use with robots. The robot changing units provide a reliable interface between the robot and motor spindle. The loose part is attached to the motor spindle, while the stationary part is mounted at the end of the robot arm. A storage station is supplied to set the motor spindle aside when it is not being used.
The production of electric vehicles demands new requirements from production technology. Producing battery cells and packages economically is an important factor in ensuring that this market can grow successfully. For this purpose, a high degree of automation – as it already exists today in engine production – is absolutely critical. The competition for the best production technology has been underway for quite some time. The Zimmer Group is a development and system partner to many well-known premium manufacturers in battery production, module assembly and electric motor production.
- Steering gear assembly
- Battery module assembly
- Battery pack assembly
- Rotor assembly / stator assembly
In the production of electric vehicles, efficient gripping and optimum use of space are essential. With a holding force of 50N, a low residual holding force of <1N and optional vacuum gripping with up to 200N holding force, the HM1046 magnetic gripper offers maximum process reliability and adaptability. Whether as a single gripper or as a ready-to-install system - the end effector proves to be the optimal solution for sensitive tasks in the production of electric vehicles.
Tire manufacturing is a complex process with multiple steps. In times when the levels of automation are steadily increasing and thus should not be underestimated, the Zimmer Group is in a position to offer suitable handling applications for individual processes and production steps thanks to its extensive portfolio. With experience in more than 35 projects, preliminary studies and 5000 development hours in the areas of tires, wheels and rims, the Zimmer Group has the required expertise in solving complex, manual tasks and putting them on the path towards automation.
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