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SCHUNK is your life-science partner

Biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceutics all work together in this field. The aim of this multi-discipline collaboration is to work towards a future with more focus on health and safety, while producing new medical technology products, treatment methods and medicines. The manufacturing industry has a key position here - manufacturing uses modern processes for producing high-quality products in the following areas:

  • MedTech
  • MedDevices
  • Lab Automation
  • Pharma

Industry Disciplines

The SCHUNK portfolio for assembly handling and workpiece clamping

Medical technology sets high product manufacturing requirements. Machines, plants and components of the manufacturing industry which are used for manufacturing devices and consumables, are subject to defined conditions in terms of lubricants, robustness and longevity. SCHUNK supplies the manufacturers of medical technology systems or the manufacturing industry of medical goods with high-end products and putting the focus on H1-compliant lubrication, robustness and absolute process reliability. The pneumatic MPG-plus gripper for small components is such an example. It handles any medical technology parts and products safely and gently.
With the stationary clamping equipment range from SCHUNK, manufacturers of medical technology components also benefit from efficient, flexible workpiece clamping with more than 1,000 possible combinations of pneumatically, hydraulically, manually or magnetically actuated clamping solutions – from universal manual lathe chucks to lathe chucks with jaw quick-change systems and maximum clamping forces.

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High-end Components for Use on Humans

Ventilator in use

Medical devices are products, objects and substances that are used in direct contact with humans to examine, treat or monitor. SCHUNK offers top-quality products for surgery robots, care and service robots, exoskeletons and devices in the field of orthopedic rehabilitation. With their high-quality design, the SCHUNK modules ensure all the necessary reliability and durability for delicate tasks needed for use on humans. The necessary sensitivity of a surgery robot for example is ensured by the incorporation of force/torque sensors.

Efficient and reliable Laboratory Processes

In a laboratory it is all about systematically recurring processes. The lab operators offer analytical and diagnostic products and services with the focus on efficiency, safety, care and profitability. Handling of reagents, measuring technology and analytical equipment are everyday topics. SCHUNK supplies numerous, ideal components for laboratory equipment and handling systems for lab automation. They are compact and simply modular systems which can be custom assembled and used in this industry. The best application example is the unique high-end portfolio of mechatronic products with 24 V supply. It offers easy implementation and operation for the manufacturer and therefore ensures reliable, efficient and automated operation of the laboratory and analytical devices.

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Cleanroom compatible Performance Booster

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In large-scale production of pharmaceutical end products such as tablets, powders, creams and liquids, purity and quality are always top priority. Transparent and well-structured processes supported by reliable and powerful automation units are required for the highest possible efficiency in terms of processes and cost-effectiveness. In the pharma industry SCHUNK sets benchmarks with top-quality products and a comprehensive application knowledge of increased plant performance. SCHUNK facilitates handling and machining of filigree workpieces such as tablet blisters, flacons and ampoules with cleanroom compatible, customized solutions in a simple clean design. The EGP electric gripper series for small components is perfectly suited for the safe and delicate grip of syringes and cannulas.

Application cases

SCHUNK products for life science

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High-tech components from SCHUNK.

SCHUNK products meet the high requirements for manufacturing quality and reliability. In addition, the specific life science portfolios are well suited to products for any life science application.

Come by – experience Life Science

Over the next three months, the temporary exhibition in our CoLab robot application center
will be putting exciting trends and innovative applications from the Life Science
area on display. The exhibition area offers you the opportunity to experience a variety
of applications and test them for your own operations.

Do you wish support from SCHUNK in implementing your project?

We will gladly off you support in validating your application.

In the CoLab, the new SCHUNK Robot Application Center, we can test your planned application for robot-supported machining. We also support you in choosing the right cutting tool or abrasives as well as in determining the correct process parameters. This way you can be sure that your robot application will achieve ideal machining results.
Get in touch now with your personal SCHUNK consultant on site so we can discuss and develop your application.