Precision and PGN-plus-P premium quality makes me superior

"The automation solution for our bending machines is mobile, and can be docked onto the press in just a few minutes. This means that our customers
can achieve multi-shift cycles, for example, without the need for additional personnel," explains Product Manager Benedikt Kreisel, stressing the advantages of the automated system.
Benedikt Kreisel, Product Manager/Jochen Schreiber,Aapplication Engineer for bending automation, Bystronic Maschinenbau GmbH, Gotha

The Story

When Product Manager Benedikt Kreisel and Application Engineer Jochen Schreiber stand next to "their" Bystronic robot cell for bending automation, their eyes light up with technical amazement. Here at the Gotha site of the Swiss Bystronic Group, premium solutions for bending sheet metal are developed and manufactured ... something that clearly makes both of them proud.

"Our robot cell makes it possible to bend even complex sheet metal geometries with outstanding precision and repeat accuracy in an automated, robot-assisted process," declared Jochen Schreiber, whose responsibilities include selecting the appropriate gripper technology. For the mobile bending robot of the compact bending press, he chose a SCHUNK benchmark parallel gripper PGN-plus-P because its patented multi-tooth guidance allows workpieces to be gripped and fed to the press with high precision and high repeat accuracy. "In this case, the quality of the end product depends entirely on the precision of the feeding to the press," said the experienced engineer. An avowed technology freak, he was also impressed by the pneumatic and electrical supply of the gripper, which is completely integrated into the mounting plate, eliminating the need for protruding and bothersome hoses on the gripper.

The details make the differencce
"The automated solution for our bending machines is mobile, and can be docked onto the press in just a few minutes. This means that our customers can achieve multi-shift cycles, for example, without the need for additional personnel," explains Product Manager Benedikt Kreisel, stressing the advantages of this automated system. The SCHUNK gripper PGN-plus-P can also be easily exchanged with a bayonet locking system, enabling the robot application to be adjusted quickly and easily to new workpieces, for example. Due to the patented multi-tooth guidance with permanent lubrication, the PGN-plus-P gripper is longlife maintenance-free, and ideal for this mobile application, as the reliable function and precision are ensured even if the automation is only used temporarily. The entire system is extremely robust and process-reliable, as no external connections and pneumatic components are needed. The PGN-plus-P gripper series enables high maximum moments, and therefore long gripper fingers can be used without the loss of gripping force or precision. "The built-in PGN-plus-P grippers are also equipped with sensor technology to map the entire process and, for example, to recognize errors in the supplied sheet metal or in workpiece position early," added Benedikt Kreisel on this special SCHUNK component option.

Premium through and through
"The name Bystronic stands for absolute premium quality in all areas without compromise. Our customers not only expect this from the overall solution, but also from every individual component that we are using. That's why we rely on the premium grippers of SCHUNK's PGN-plus-P series," as Jochen Schreiber and Benedikt Kreisel unanimously agree.

The gripper PGN-plus-P in use at Bystronic

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