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Innovations from our technology areas

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PRODUCT ENHANCEMENT

GEP2000 PROTECTOR VERSION

For increased hygiene requirements

The most successful electric small-part grippers, the GEP2000 series are getting a product upgrade with the new protector version. The clean room class 2 certified GEP2000 is ideally suited for use under increased hygiene requirements and in clean rooms 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.

 Technical data
Order no.GEP2006IL-43-BGEP2006IO-45GEP2010IL-43-BGEP2010IO-45-B
ControlIO-LinkI/OIO-LinkI/O
PositionableYesYes
Integrated position sensingvia process dataAnalog 0 to 10Vvia process dataAnalog 0 to 10V
Gripping force [N]145145200200
Stroke per jaw [mm]10101313
Weight [kg]0.270.270.4949
 Technical data
Order no.GEP2013IL-43-BGEP2013IO-45-BGEP2016IL-43-BGEP2016IO-45-B
ControlIO-LinkI/OIO-LinkI/O
PositionableYesYes
Integrated position sensingvia process dataAnalog 0 to 10Vvia process dataAnalog 0 to 10V
Gripping force [N]360360500500
Stroke per jaw [mm]16162020
Weight [kg]0.830.831.31.3

HIGH-QUALITY COMPONENTS

FOR SPECIAL APPLICATIONS

From standard to the individual solution

The Zimmer Group is an important partner for individual solutions for numerous companies in the medical, pharmaceutical and packaging sectors. Driven by stringent demands for quality, durability and safety, many of our standard products from our various technology areas are able to master these challenges. No matter what product you are handling.

We have the corresponding, high-quality components. These components can be manufactured from various materials, e.g. PET, PEEK or stainless steel, for customization to special environmental conditions. Our electric 2-jaw parallel grippers from the GEP2000 and GEH6000 series, in particular, stand for process-reliable gripping in the areas of medicine and laboratory automation. Thanks to a mechanical self-locking mechanism, a secure hold of the workpiece is guaranteed even when faced with a power outage or emergency stop.

GEP2000  GEH6000

Cleaning/sterilization
Our hygienic design makes our products very easy to clean.

Clean room
We comply with the limit values and ensure reduced particle emissions in accordance with GMP and ISO 14644.

Resistant surfaces
We guarantee resistance to aggressive cleaning agents (hydrogen peroxide/H202 and many others).

Various materials
We use only approved materials included in the FDA material list.

Certified lubricants
Our solutions comply with the requirements of FDA regulation 21 CFR 178.3570.


READY FOR THE CLEAN ROOM

PRODUCTS WITH CLASSIFICATION

TÜV-CERTIFIED

Clean rooms are divided into special clean room 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. Clean rooms 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 clean room classes between 2 and 6 thanks to their low particle emissions.

 Technical data
SeriesInstallation sizeVariantsClean room class
GEP2000allall2
GEH6000allall4
GED6000allall4
MGP800allall6
MKallall6
MKSallall6
GPP50005003 / 5004 / 5006 / 5008 / 5010 / 5013 / 5016-006
-215
-AL4
GPD50005003 / 5004 / 5006 / 5008 / 5010 / 5013-006
-216
-AL4

ADDITIONAL SIZES

GPH8000 SERIES

Enlarged STROKE

The high-performance grippers of the GPH8000 series now come with a new stroke variant. With a stroke of 220 mm per gripper jaw and a gripping force of 3300 N, there are no limits to the machine loading of large workpieces. The grippers of the new variant can be equipped with gripper fingers with a total weight of 90 kg as well as a maximum length of 900 mm. 

In the standard version, they are equipped with wipers on the round guide, corrosion protected and optimally sealed with IP54 protection. Despite the flat design, the Zimmer Group grippers are simply unbeatable when used in the harshest environmental conditions thanks to their durability and torque load. 

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 Technical data
Order no.GPH84220N-00-AGPH84220CL-00-AGPH84220CL-30-A
Synchronized gripper fingerYesYes
Position retention via clamping elementYesYes
Stroke per jaw [mm]220220220
Gripping force in closing / opening [N]3300/33003300/33003300/3300
Length of the gripper fingers max. [mm]900900900
Protection to IEC 60529IP54IP54IP54

EXPANDED ACCESSORIES

MGP800 SERIES

Simplified INSTALLATION

The MGP800 series with its efficient 2-jaw parallel grippers now has some expanded accessories. The new L-shaped jaws can now be used for an easier connection to your individualized, specific gripper fingers, which ensures fast and easy side installation. The highest absorption of force and torque enables flexible use with the highest dynamics, while the weight and force optimization lowers the costs of your application since all components have a smaller scale. 

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Two strong partners –

One unique platform

MATCH

Equipped with an extensive range of functions and universal communication interfaces, MATCH is compatible with all common lightweight robots on the market – an ideal system for cobots and conventional 6-axis robots.

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MATCH components can be recognized by this logo in the future.

Applications as varied as the system

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 assembly 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. 

Standardization of the robot interface

One robot module – the entire spectrum of compatible end effectors. Regardless of whether cobots, lightweight robots or conventional robots.

Easy installation – Plug & Work

Simplified machine communication thanks to the required communication parameters.

Flexible

Direct control and monitoring of robot functions using a software solution.

Complex robot applications

Can perform various tasks on a workpiece via automated end effector replacement.

ANY ROBOT, ANY GRIPPER,

ANY END EFFECTOR

Compatibility with all common robots

The MATCH portfolio opens up countless application options in all industries. Regardless of the toolkit solution that you choose, we promise: It’s a MATCH.
The seamless interaction between the robots and the grippers is guaranteed by the smart connection concept.

QUICK-CHANGE FUNCTION

MANUAL AND AUTOMATED

Full process control for any application

MATCH guarantees full support and process control – from commissioning to ongoing operation and process monitoring. Digital services such as HMI functions for setup and operation, collection of process data / condition monitoring, evaluation and visualization and cloud connection offer added value in all phases of the product life cycle. 

Fast, convenient exchange

The compact quick-change module provides two quick and easy ways to swap a component. In addition to an automated exchange in a storage station, known as the gripper station, exchanging by hand is also possible within seconds. Thanks to the ergonomic click system – integrated on the end effector being changed – it is possible to carry out a manual change with just one hand. At the same time, this prevents the exchange module from falling. 

Standardized interfaces

The quick-change system features various interfaces. Alongside a compatible mechanical interface and a pneumatic connection, electrical connections are also available. This variety of technological options makes it possible to use many different robot types with a wide variety of end effectors.


guideZ FOR ROBOT

AUTONOMOUS COMMUNICATION

Interactive programming

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.

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AUTOMATIC TOOL CHANGER

FWR SERIES

Maximum flexibility

The new FWR series of automatic tool changers operates entirely without external control. In interaction with the storage station, this reliable quick-change system is actuated mechanically during retraction. As a result, no additional power supply is required for the change operation. The tool changer itself is only displayed via the robot movement and locked via the slide located in the loose part. Along with the air and vacuum transmission, a large application area results from the two mountable energy elements. A manual tool change can be done with just one hand because all connections are on one side. If required, an additional safety function enables a change to be performed only via the storage station by loosening two screws. The possible applications range from an occasional manual change to use in fully automated robot cells.

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 Technical data
Order no.FWR40F-00-AFWR50F-00-AFWR63F-00-AFWR80F-00-A
Connecting flange according EN ISO 9409-1TK40TK50TK63TK80
Pneumatic energy transfer [quantity]4444
Handling weight max. [kg] 13162029
Tool weight max. [kg]571012

NEW AXIS COMPENSATION MODULE

ZR1000 SERIES

Compensation in Z direction

The new ZR1000 series axis compensation in the Z direction. This axis compensation is used, for example, in joining processes. The joining forces can be adjusted to the application depending on the set pressure. With a stroke of 8 mm to 20 mm, the new ZR1000 series is also suitable for handling tasks such as machine equipping or pick & place. The steel-on-steel construction of the integrated needle guide enables the handling of high forces and torques, a long service life as well as the highest level of precision.

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 Technical data
Order no.ZR1040-AZR1050-AZR1063-AZR1080-A
Connecting flange according EN ISO 9409-1TK40TK50TK63TK80
Stroke in Z-axis [mm]881010
Holding force at 6 bar [N]25050010001500
Weight [kg]0.50.71.11.8
 Technical data
Order no.ZR1100-AZR1125-AZR1160-AZR1200-A
Connecting flange according EN ISO 9409-1TK100TK125TK160TK200
Stroke in Z-axis [mm]15152020
Holding force at 6 bar [N]30004500650011500
Weight [kg]3.15.18.813.8

NEW COLLISION PROTECTION

CRR SERIES

Protection against collisions from any direction

In case of a collision, the new CRR product series provides practical collision protection and can prevent damage to your tool or workpiece by permitting a compensation movement in multiple directions. This deflection triggers a signal that can be used in the control system to initiate the emergency stop. The advantage the new CRR series has over the current CSR series is an automatic return feature. Here, a spring-supported pneumatic piston returns in order to continue with the process after a collision. Then, the connecting flange for the tool is brought back to the starting position – no matter from which orientation and position. This makes it possible to get a system back up and running from a safe distance, without getting close to moving parts. This is also an advantage when entering the system is not desired, not safe or is possible only with difficulty. In any case, you can continue working in almost no time.

High-performance and versatile in use

The technical specifications are an additional highlight. Compared to the benchmark, the CRR series offers a larger compensation stroke or compensation angle with similar installation space, providing added safety for your application. The maximum forces and torques that can be withstood are, on average, around 30% higher than the benchmark, making even smaller components suitable for high handling weights. Despite its rugged and high-performance design, the CRR series is also suited to sensitive applications. By setting the applied air pressure, you can directly affect the forces and torques at which the collision protection is triggered. 

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WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

IO-LINK WIRELESS

Independent, scalable, reliable

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. 

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SUPERIOR TECHNOLOGY IN PERFECTION

INDUSTRIAL SHOCK ABSORBER POWERSTOP

Spiral groove technology

The unique spiral groove technology is a defining feature of PowerStop industrial shock absorbers. In contrast with conventional industrial shock absorbers with throttle bores, the constantly tapering spiral groove causes precise, low-vibration damping absorption. The PowerStop industrial shock absorber achieves maximum energy absorption with the smallest installation space through optimal utilization.

New Adjustable Energy series – the adjustable absorbers

The new Adjustable Energy series makes it possible to achieve infinitely adjustable – and thus ideal – energy absorption settings in the damping process. In addition to the normal stroke version, it is also available in a long-stroke version whose adjustability further increases the benefit of extremely smooth damping.

Product Finder

There are several ways to find the right industrial shock absorber for your own application. One fast and easy option is to use the online Product Finder from the Zimmer Group. This convenient tool allows users to make well-founded selection decisions quickly and combines calculation, selection guide and configurator functions in one tool. Using this software, users can not only perform all of the required calculations, they can also make an informed selection from the product range based on this data and supplement the selected dampers with additional accessories.

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ELECTRO-PNEUMATIC UNIT

PRODUCT LAUNCH

INDEPENDENCE

Our components are used in some of the most remote places and tackle the most diverse requirements. Sometimes in systems and equipment without a pneumatic supply, as is often the case in medical technology and driverless transport systems. 

Our clamping and braking elements in particular provide enormous clamping forces with a low volume consumption and clamp just like our grippers or zero-point clamping systems as an NC variant when there is a pressure drop. The system exhausts as fast as lightning when the power fails thanks to our proven, integrated quick exhaust valve. Therefore, our electro-pneumatic unit enables the use of cost-efficient elements in systems without large pneumatic units. 

LIGHT & COMPACT

At the same time, this light and compact unit can be positioned close to consumers, thus enabling very fast opening and closing times. Thanks to the simple control and 24V technology, our product is predestined for mobile units with a battery supply, such as driverless transport systems. In addition, various process sequences can also be implemented thanks to the controllable valves.

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INTEGRATED SENSING AND UPGRADE

The unit is specially optimized to our components with low air consumption and enables optimized and energy-saving use thanks to a dynamic pressure setting. A pneumatic pressure of between 4 and 6 bar can be selected, which is then reliably regulated and maintained thanks to integrated sensing. If you upgrade to pressure storage, this can help to reduce the process time even further.

DESIGN INCLUDED

When integrating the electro-pneumatic unit with our components, we would be happy to advise the switching times. In addition, we can also calculate the braking distance for braking elements while taking your application data into account.


ADDITIONAL SIZES

DKHS1000 SERIES

High dynamics and long service life – advantages when used in combination with torque drives

The DKHS1000 series can take advantage of the fast closing time of under 30 milliseconds, particularly when used in combination with high-dynamic torque drives. This ensures nearly 10 times faster closing times compared to pneumatic solutions.

Innovative and proven operating principles applied in a beneficial manner

Holding torques of up to 8000 Nm can be achieved when combined with the large piston surface area via the pre-loading of the housing material. Based on customer deployments, a B10d value of over 5 million cycles can be achieved under application conditions.

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Accuracy and holding torque for various requirements

Holding torques are specified depending on the rigidity for an arcsecond when used in machining processes and for five arcseconds for the design of safety requirements.

 Technical data
Order no.DKHS1240-00-ADKHS1300-00-A
Holding torque 5″ [Nm]22003100
Holding torque 1″ [Nm]16002500
Shafts Ø [mm]240300
Operating pressure min./max. [bar]100/110100/110
Closing time [s]0.030.03
Opening time [s]0.050.05

pneumatic rotational clamping element

DKPS1000 SERIES

Pneumatic or hydraulic – the choice is up to you!

Increased performance requirements in tooling machines and an increased degree of safety necessitate powerful and innovative solutions. Following the successful market launch and series end of our DKHS1000 series hydraulic rotary clamp, the DKPS1000 series with pneumatic control and digital sensing is here just in time for AMB. 

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Simple status sensing

An efficient and fast process sequence is a requirement for all of our components, and the DKPS1000 is no exception to this. The DKPS1000 can make use of its full potential thanks to the optional digital sensing. Additional safeties for switching times are no longer required.

High holding forces – without additional air and without compromising cycle stability

The new DKPS1000 series not only surpasses the non-pressurized holding force of rotary clamps available on the market, it also features an increased service life compared to the benchmark. Both of these achievements equally ensure enhanced safety when it comes to safeguarding rotation and swivel axes. This also increases system availability.

  • Torque absorption from shafts
  • Safety clamping of the torque motor
  • C-axis clamping
  • Clamping and securing of swivel bridges
  • Clamping of the spindle swiveling axis
  • Clamping of the spindle swiveling axis

PALLET CHANGER

PRODUCT LAUNCH

Safely clamped in all application areas

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 repetition 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. 

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ZERO-POINT CLAMPING SYSTEM

SHORT SET-UP TIMES, GREATER PRODUCTIVITY

SPN Advanced series – the superior

Unique in its form and composition, the zero-point clamping system of the Advanced series from the Zimmer Group offers a wide range of functions. This includes functions such as the PLUS connection, a pneumatic piston position sensor, a positioning check as well as the blow-out function of the pin opening and the contact surface cleaning.

PRODUCT ADVANTAGES

  • Locking by means of clamping segments
  • PLUS connection
  • Rustproof – tempered stainless steel
  • Two integrated rotation locks
  • Integrated positioning check
  • Pneumatic piston position sensing
  • Integrated blow-out function
  • Two connection options
  • Optional with an automatic seal

SPN Standard series – the economical

The Standard zero-point clamping system from the Zimmer Group concentrates on the essential with two integrated rotation locks. This means that basic functions such as unlocking and the PLUS connection, above all, are paramount. Form-fit locking is also achieved for this zero-point clamping system via clamping segments. 

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PRODUCT ADVANTAGES

  • Concentration on the basic functions
  • Locking by means of clamping segments
  • PLUS connection
  • Rustproof – tempered stainless steel
  • Two integrated rotation locks
  • Optional automatic seal

MAXIMUM REPEATABILITY AND PRECISION

The zero-point clamping system features a repeatability of 0.005 mm thanks to its sophisticated design. The system provides a high-precision, torsion-resistant base due to its high clamping forces and the consistent use of tempered stainless steel. This helps to stabilize parts that tend to vibrate. 

INCREASED PROCESS RELIABLITY

The zero-point clamping system reduces errors during milling, rotating, wire or die eroding, drilling, lasering and measuring. The maintenance-free design also contributes to superior process reliability. 

INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY

Thanks to process automation, this zero-point clamping system combines productivity with the highest precision. In addition to a minimum cleaning and maintenance effort, the machine setup times of the system are also reduced by up to 90%. Several sequential workpiece clamping processes are linked in various machining cells and can be equipped with identical clamping system geometries, this allows you to exploit synergy effects that have been left unused until now. The component carrier with the zero-point clamping system ensures the highest precision and cost effectiveness while accompanying the finished part on its way through the machining process. 


EXPANDED PROUCT PORTFOLIO

ZIMMER GROUP MOTOR SPINDLES

Winner in all (performance) classes

The motor spindle is one of the essential components of a tooling machine, milling center or robot-based end-of-arm solution. The mechanically integrated motor solutions are extremely compact, highly productive and achieve maximum stiffness, which is required for the highest speeds and precise rotation. The Zimmer Group offers you the perfect product range for this. Whether you are looking for a motor spindle for use in milling machines or machining centers, you will find economical standard motor spindles, air-cooled spindles in the low and medium performance ranges, fluid-cooled high-performance spindles and, of course, the matching accessories from inverters to cooling units, C-axes and connection sets in our various spindle kits.

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PRODUCT ADVANTAGES

  • Air and water-cooled high-frequency spindles in a variety of output ranges
  • Support on topics such as power dimensioning, energy supply, cooling or integration into the control system or service
  • Repair and on-site service by expert staff
  • Spindle I/O link communication module allows condition monitoring or predictive maintenance
  • Extremely reliable, high performance density and high compatibility

NEW TOOL CHANGER

WWS SERIES

Optimal coordination

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. 

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EOAT SOLUTIONS

FOR ELECTROMOBILITY

Your partner in all areas of e-mobility

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.

E-mobility   System showroom

  1. Steering gear assembly
  2. Battery module assembly
  3. Battery pack assembly
  4. Rotor assembly / stator assembly

SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY

TIRE, WHEEL, RIM HANDLING

Handling systems from the experts

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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PRODUCT WORLD AND INNOVATIONS

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