The EGP 25 electric small part gripper from SCHUNK (Morrisville, NC) weighs 110 g and has a stroke of 3 mm per finger. The gripping force can be adjusted on two stages, and maximum gripping force is 40 N. The gripper can handle workpieces up to 200 g, and closing time amounts to 0.09 s. The maintenance-free servomotors are brushless and equipped with cross roller guidance. The mechatronic gripper is based on the platform of the pneumatic MPG-plus small part gripper. Users can transfer the sensor system of the MPG-plus onto the EGP, and existing systems can be changed from pneumatic to electronic. The MPG-plus and the EGP can be mounted from the side or the bottom. The gripper housing is made of high-performance aluminum. It complies with protection class IP30, and is suitable for various applications in small part handling and assembly.

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