The WSG 50 gripper from Schunk
(Morrisville, NC) can be controlled via
Ethernet TCP/IP or Profibus DP. It features
an integrated Web server for configuration
and diagnostics. Integrated control and regulation
electronics enable the gripper to be
integrated into higher-order systems. It is
equipped with an internal MicroSD card for
saving programs and documents. Sensors are
integrated in the gripper jaws, enabling it to
measure forces that occur during
gripping. It can safely
that deviate in
terms of sensitivity.
fingers are automatically
and the corresponding
par a meters
are selected. The gripper
has a stroke of 110
mm and a variable gripping force between 1
and 120N, with a gripping speed of 850
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