The world's most proven grippers on the market.

Pioneers in gripping technology

The PPG industrial gripper made history in 1983. The first standardized gripper was based on proven kinematics solutions for clamping technology. Due to this synergy concept, SCHUNK revolutionized automated handling and took a crucial step toward becoming a competence leader in the field of gripping systems and clamping technology.

SCHUNK Grippers - The milestones from 1983 to 2018

2018 - EGP-C
The first certified industrial gripper for collaborative operation.
2017 - EGL 90
Servo-electric 2-finger parallel gripper with sensitive gripping force control and long stroke
2016 - Co-act Gripper JL1
The new HRC Grippers from SCHUNK. Interacting intelligently and safely with humans.
2015 - The new PGN-plus-P and PGN-plus-E
Market players call it a benchmark. But for our customers, the PGN-plus has been the most proven universal gripper on the market for over 15 years.
2015 - Care-O-bot®4
Shaping the service robotics of the future with SCHUNK
2014 - EGN/EZN
The world's first DGUV-certified SCHUNK safety gripping system
2013 - SVH
The first ready for series 5-finger hand with 9 motors.
2011 - EGP
The world's most powerful mechatronic gripper for small components with integrated electronics.
2010 - LWA4P
The SCHUNK Powerball Lightweight Arm is the world's most compact, powerful lightweight arm with three perfectly-integrated Powerball modules offering 6 degrees of freedom.
2010 - MPG-plus
The most powerful pneumatic miniature gripper on the market.
2008 - PRL
The integration of the gripping arm module PRL into the Care-O-Bot®
2006 - SDH
The first SCHUNK 3-finger hand with tactile sensors and 76 measuring points per sensor field
2004 - LMG
The first food gripper in conformit with the "Hygienic Design"
2003 - PEH
The first servo-electric 2-finger parallel gripper
2001 - PG
The first electric 2-finger standard gripper
2000 - PGN-plus
First pneumatic SCHUNK 2-finger parallel gripper with multi-tooth guidance.
1997 - SGH
The first multi-jointed gripping hand for robots
1994 - MPG
SCHUNK 2-finger miniature parallel gripper The new benchmark in pneumatic small parts handling.
1989 - KONEX
ochThe first 2-finger parallel gripper with high-performance plastic
1987 - HUG
The first hydraulically actuated 2-finger long-stroke gripper
1985 - PGN
The first pneumatic 2-finger parallel gripper with ground base jaws.
1983 - PPG
The first pneumatic SCHUNK standard gripper

Our pioneering spirit and perfectionism continue to shape the future of gripping systems...

... at the same time, we meet the most complicated gripping requirements time and time again, and we are able to solve them. The result: robust and long-lasting innovations which ensure maximum reliability in automated systems and machines all over the world for 30 years. As the ideal brand ambassador for gripping systems and clamping technology, German goalkeeping legend Jens Lehmann has been embodying our leading position since 2012. Because for more than 30 years, one of our products is setting benchmarks in automation systems in all industries worldwide: the SCHUNK gripper.

With Jens Lehmann, we have given safe, precise gripping and holding a face and in so doing created a synonym for our company claim "Superior Clamping and Gripping".
It fascinates our fans and customers, employees, and suppliers alike. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the extremely positive response in this regard. Last but not least, we are all the more thrilled to announce that we are able to offer the most comprehensive range of gripping systems today after over 30 years of dedication – standard gripping modules, ready-to-install gripping system assembly groups, and diverse customized special gripping systems – for your assembly, handling, and robotics applications.

We hope you enjoy using your SCHUNK grippers and would like to say a big THANK YOU to all our customers from

your SCHUNK family, Jens Lehmann and the whole SCHUNK team.

A class of its own

SCHUNK offers the world's most comprehensive gripper program

Standard grippers, ready-to-install gripping system assembly groups, and a versatile range of customized special gripping systems – for your handling and assembly, automation, and robot requirements. You benefit from over 30 years of gripping and solution competence:

  • Over 2,550 standard grippers, of which

  • more than 300 mechatronic grippers,

  • more than 12,000 implemented gripping system solutions,

  • more than 1,000,000 products are in use worldwide

All SCHUNK grippers at a glance


SCHUNK gripper highlights from over 2,550 standard grippers

Intelligent, collaborative
and safe
Up to 190 kg workpiece weight
Up to 25% higher gripping force with the same gripper size
Highly flexible due to adaptable drive
The most compact electric gripper for small components

Pneumatic SCHUNK grippers

Our program of gripping systems, with its pneumatic standard grippers, is considered to be the world's most comprehensive of its kind. SCHUNK grippers are characterized by the highest product quality, precision, and their manifold monitoring options, and have set the benchmark in automation systems in all industries worldwide for more than 30 years. The dimensions of the optimally graduated series cover the full range of workpiece sizes.

  • High gripping forces

  • Large stroke ranges in relation to the size

  • Easy commissioning

  • High torque capacity

  • Strong kinematics for maximized life span

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Pneumatic grippers in use

Handling with high-speed delta robot in the food and ...
Handling of raw/ finished parts and workpiece direct clamping
Handling in gear production and assembly
Assembly of valves in the automotive industry

Mechatronic SCHUNK Grippers

With the mechatronics3 strategy, SCHUNK offers the most extensive range of electric modules with more than 300 standard components.

  • Freely adjustable positions

  • Flexibly adjustable gripping forces

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