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Interacting intelligently and safely with humans

SCHUNK sets benchmarks – also in human-robot collaboration (HRC). As a pioneer, SCHUNK launched the Co-act EGP-C. The first certified industrial gripper for collaborative operation on the market.

SCHUNK received the Hermes Award, one of the most coveted technology prizes in the world, at the Hannover Messe 2017 for the Co-act JL1 gripper, the world's first gripping module for human-robot collaboration that interacts and communicates directly with humans, Become a part of this groundbreaking technology and join us on the way to human/robot collaboration.

Entering the world of collaborative applications

Personal image: Benedikt Janssen

Benedikt Janßen, Director Product Sales Mechatronics at SCHUNK

Cobots provide an excellent opportunity of gradually increasing the degree of collaboration. Those who have already gained experience in coexistence or sequential collaboration will find it easier to implement collaborations or even responsive collaborations in later steps.
The SCHUNK Co-act team bundles HRC experience-based knowledge from different industries here, helping to avoid many mistakes in advance.

How to find the optimum gripper for your application

HRC Step 1

Step 1

Task description and feasibility check

  • Are the task and workpiece suitable for human-robot collaboration?

Step 2

Step 2

Selection of the robot or cobot

  • Definition of the basic system with mechanical and electrical connection of the peripheral devices
  • Ensuring a defined control

Step 3

Step 3

Selecting the gripper in collaboration with the SCHUNK Co-act team considering the following points:

  • Workpiece with regard to gripping position, required gripping force, and necessary stroke
  • Pick and place position and in turn analysis of the interfering contour
  • Connection to the superordinate mechanical and electric periphery
  • Clamping and shear points on the gripper or the attachment fingers

Are you facing a specific HRC challenge and want to learn more about the SCHUNK HRC gripper?

Please contact us with your individual requirements.


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Co-act team

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