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Toolholding and workholding January 2023

New sensor detects three clamping states

The versatile SCHUNK VERO-S modular system enables workpieces and clamping devices to be mounted, positioned and clamped in no time at all. With its new VERO-S AFS3 IOL monitoring sensor, reliable information is provided on the clamping states of the modules.
Product image – VERO S The new monitoring sensor VERO-S AFS3 IOL offers more process transparency. It reliably indicates the clamping position of the modules.

Uncertainty in automated clamping has been consigned to the past: the new VERO-S AFS3 IOL brings greater transparency to the clamping process, thereby ensuring precision. The sensor will reliably monitor the clamping slide positions and whether the module is 'open', 'clamped with clamping pin' or 'clamped without clamping pin' via an IO-Link signal. An LED light indicates the clamping status, ensuring additional operating safety. The component can be combined with SCHUNK clamping modules of the NSE3 138, NSE3 99 and NSE3 100-75 series. An inductive proximity sensor also indicates whether there is a pallet above the modules. This smart electronic monitoring system interaction ensures greater safety in automated workpiece clamping for users. This guarantees a consistently high level of process reliability. There is no need for pneumatic clamping slide monitoring.

As well as convenient indication of clamping status, the simple programming is another customer benefit - teaching of the VERO-S AFS3 IOL is via the standardized IO-Link interface and is completed in no time at all. A wide range of process data can also be recorded via this interface. The VERO-S AFS3 IOL operates with an energy-saving nominal voltage of 24 volts. It is very easy to install and is mounted outside the clamping module support.