SCHUNK is your Life-Science Partner

with Application Know-How

In the “Science of Life” – the life science – the biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceutical industry work together. 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

 

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Industry Disciplines

MedTech
MedDevices

MedTech

The SCHUNK Portfolio for Assembly Handling
The medical technology sets high standards on product manufacturing. 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.

MedDevices

High-end Components for Use on Humans
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 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.

Lab Automation
Pharma

Lab Automation

Efficient and reliable Laboratory Processes
In a lab 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.

Pharma

Cleanroom compatible Performance Booster
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

Automated handling and preparation of pharmaceuticals
SCHUNK grippers reliably handle various containers such as syringes, glass vials or IV bags during different process steps. Depending on the requirements and task, the robot flexibly changes the appropriate tool.
Safe handling and holding of blood collection tubes
The small components gripper enables process-safe handling and holding of sensitive blood collection tubes for automated sampling.
Reliable grippers for medical applications
Experts in more and more industries discover the benefits of automation and robotics, and this also applies to the medical technology. With the help of automation, processes that were manual in the past and partly also...
Exact force measurement in rehabilitation
Short-term overload possible due to the sensor's robust design and high overload protection. Low measurement resolution of 0.1 N combined with a measurement uncertainty of only 2%.
Reliable gripping for the production of angioplasty balloons
The ISO clean room certification of the gripper allows process reliable machining of the medical product. Increased process-related lateral loads are no problem for the gripper.

SCHUNK products for life science

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.

Beta
Universal linear module with optional toothed belt or spindle drive and various guiding options
DPG-plus
Sealed 2-finger parallel gripper that meets the requirements of IP67 and does not allow substances to enter the working environment
DPZ-plus
Despite the high moment load of the base jaws, this sealed 3-finger centric gripper meets the requirements of IP67 and does not permit any substances from the working environment to penetrate the interior of the component
EGI
Servo-electric 2-finger parallel gripper with sensitive gripping force control and long stroke
EGL
Servo-electric 2-finger parallel gripper with sensitive gripping force control and long stroke
EGP
Electric 2-finger parallel gripper with smooth-running base jaws guided on roller bearings
ELP
Electric linear module with direct drive and integrated controller, backlash-free, pre-loaded roller guides
ERD
Powerful torque motor with absolute-value transducer and electric and pneumatic rotary feed-through
KGG
Narrow 2-finger parallel gripper with long stroke
KLM
Linear module with pneumatic drive and ball bushing guide
LM
Linear module with pneumatic drive and pre-loaded crossed roller bearings, free from play in prism rails
MPG-plus
2-finger parallel gripper with smooth roller guides of the base jaws
MPZ
Small 3-finger centric gripper with base jaws guided on T-slots
PGN-plus-E
Universal electric 2-finger parallel gripper with permanent lubrication, high gripping force, and a high maximum moment due to the use of a multi-tooth guidance.
PGN-plus-P
Universal 2-finger parallel gripper with permanent lubrication, high gripping force, and high maximum moments due to the use of a multi-tooth guidance.
PPU-E
Compact 2-axis unit for a faster, flexible running of any curve on one plane
PZN-plus
Universal 3-finger centric gripper with high gripping force and high maximum moments due to multi-tooth guidance
SRM
Universal unit for pneumatic swivel and turning movements
Alpha
Flat linear table with spindle drive and double-profiled rail guide
Beta
Universal linear module with optional toothed belt or spindle drive and various guiding options
CLM
Linear module with optimized length, with pneumatic drive and pre-loaded crossed roller bearings, free from play
Delta
Flat linear module with optional toothed belt or spindle drive
EGI
Servo-electric 2-finger parallel gripper with sensitive gripping force control and long stroke
EGP
Electric 2-finger parallel gripper with smooth-running base jaws guided on roller bearings
EGS
Electric, 2-finger, parallel rotary gripping module with smoothly running base jaws guidance on roller bearings
ELB
Short-stroke axis with linear direct drive and cross roller guides
ELP
Electric linear module with direct drive and integrated controller, backlash-free, pre-loaded roller guides
ERD
Powerful torque motor with absolute-value transducer and electric and pneumatic rotary feed-through
ERP
Electrical universal swivel unit with direct drive and integrated control for angles of rotation of 45°, 90° or 180°
Gamma
Toothed belt or rack and pinion driven universal linear module with closed profile and double profiled rail guide
KGG
Narrow 2-finger parallel gripper with long stroke
LDN
Universal linear axis with X-profile, linear motor, and roller guidance
MPC
Easy-to-assemble 2-finger parallel gripper with good price-performance ratio
MPG-plus
2-finger parallel gripper with smooth roller guides of the base jaws
MPZ
Small 3-finger centric gripper with base jaws guided on T-slots
PGN-plus-P
Universal 2-finger parallel gripper with permanent lubrication, high gripping force, and high maximum moments due to the use of a multi-tooth guidance.
PZN-plus
Universal 3-finger centric gripper with high gripping force and high maximum moments due to multi-tooth guidance
SFL
Miniature vane swivel unit for light swiveling tasks up to 180°
SRU-plus
Universal unit for pneumatic swivel and turning movements
EGN
Servo-electric 2-finger parallel gripper with high gripping force and moment loads due to the multi-tooth guidance
EZN
Servo-electric 3-finger centric gripper with high gripping force and high maximum moment due to the multi-tooth guidance
MPG-plus
2-finger parallel gripper with smooth roller guides of the base jaws
PGN-plus-P
Universal 2-finger parallel gripper with permanent lubrication, high gripping force, and high maximum moments due to the use of a multi-tooth guidance.
PZN-plus
Universal 3-finger centric gripper with high gripping force and high maximum moments due to multi-tooth guidance

Come by – experience Life Science
The temporary exhibition in our robot application center
CoLab shows exciting trends and innovative applications from
the field of Life Science for the next three months. The exhibition area offers you the opportunity to experience
various applications and test them for your purposes.

Do you wish support from SCHUNK in implementing your project?

We will gladly support you 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.

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