Under the brand name Co-act (collaborative actuator), SCHUNK will present its gripping technology program for safe human/robot collaboration (HRC) in the future. SCHUNK received the Hermes award at Hannover Messe 2017 for the Co-act JL1 gripper, the world's first intelligent gripping module for human/robot collaboration, which directly interacts and communicates with humans. The Hermes award is the world's most coveted technology award.
According to automation experts, collaborative scenarios for the production of tomorrow will be given, just like PCs are in the workplace today. Besides collaborative robots, the so-called cobots, gripping tools also play a central role in collaborative applications. With it's DGUV-certified Co-act grippers, SCHUNK, the competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology is considered to be a pioneer in equipping cobots. In the interview, Managing Director of Research & Development, CINO Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Glück explains the current challenges and opportunities.
To the interview
To determine the optimum gripper for HRC applications, the properties of the task, workpiece, and gripper must also be taken into account.
. The SCHUNK Co-act team recommends a structured approach, considering all factors and parameters.
Description of task and feasibility test
Selection of the robot or cobot
Selecting of the gripper in collaboration with the SCHUNK Co-act team considering the following points:
Are you facing a specific HRC application and do you want to learn more about the SCHUNK HRC grippers?
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