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Universal gripper
Versatile 2-finger universal gripper for maximum workpiece variety with maximum process robustness

Robust. Flexible. Intelligent.

Universal gripper EGU
Smart universal gripper with gripping force booster.

The EGU universal gripper from SCHUNK is ideal for flexible production processes starting from batch size 1, even in harsh environments. It can be freely networked and easily integrated into multi-variant production processes. With integrated gripping force maintenance and StrongGrip mode for increased gripping force, it is a reliable all-rounder for diverse handling tasks. The EGU offers a wide range of interfaces, including PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, IO-Link and Modbus RTU. Software integration is simple due to the supplied PLC function modules and plug-ins for leading robot manufacturers and does not require any additional gateways or programming workload.

EGU in use

Machine loading: Its sealed design makes it possible for the EGU to also be used in harsh environmental conditions.
Assembly and joining tasks: In applications with a large variety of parts, the EGU is particularly suitable due to its robust design and the large stroke and force range.
2D Grasping Kit with EGU: Raw and finished parts of different sizes can be handled reliably and flexibly.

Mechatronic grippers

Flexible and intelligent

The two grippers EGU and EGK combine all the advantages of mechatronic gripping and offer flexible workpiece handling due to their long and freely programmable jaw stroke with infinitely variable gripping force adjustment.

Further information

Advantages – Your benefits

  • Versatile and productive
    due to the long and freely programmable jaw stroke with continuous gripping force adjustment for flexible workpiece handling
  • Robust and reliable
    with sealed design and proven sliding guidance especially suitable for the harsh ambient conditions of machine loading
  • Maximum process reliability
    by avoiding workpiece loss due to integrated gripping force maintenance with loss detection
  • Always referenced
    both in the event of an emergency stop and a power failure due to integrated absolute encoder
  • 100% gripping force without start-up distance
    with almost constant gripping force over the entire finger length due to integrated spur gear
  • Minimal integration effort
    compatible with the leading manufacturers on the market due to a wide range of communication interfaces, as well as PLC function blocks and robot plug-ins

Options and special information

  • Gripping modes
    The BasicGrip and StrongGrip gripping modes are available. With BasicGrip continuous operation of the motor and thus permanent re-gripping of the workpiece is possible. The gripping speed is automatically optimized for gripping force adjustment. With StrongGrip, the maximum gripping force is generated and then stored by the gripping force maintenance. Permanent regripping is possible within an adjustable time frame. In addition, defined pause times and maximum ambient temperatures must be taken into account in StrongGrip mode. Further details can be found in the operating manual.
  • Maintenance of gripping force
    In the event of an emergency stop or a voltage drop, more than 80% of the originally applied gripping force can be reliably maintained due to a combination of an electric holding brake and the initial tension of the elastic element. If the gripping force and position maintenance is activated preventatively, 100% of the originally applied gripping force can be maintained. Overrun of the gripper fingers when removing the workpiece is a few millimeters and depends on the gripping force generated. Variants without gripping force maintenance are also available as an option.
  • Seal
    The gripper has increased protection against the ingress of dust or liquids by default. The IP protection of the electronics is only given if the plug connectors have been mounted properly. The gearbox of the gripper is additionally protected by a seal on the main shaft.
  • Interface of the base jaws
    When using the intermediate jaw, the interface of the base jaws corresponds to that of the universal gripper PGN-plus-P. This means that the extensive range of finger accessories for the PGN-plus-P can also be used for this gripper, taking into account the interfering contours, and the application limits that apply.