Heavy Duty Gripping Systems for Wind Power Stations
Industrial robots can now lift weights of a ton or more. For building wind power stations, such "powerhouses" open new potentials in productivity. For assuring a reliable grip of bearings, hubs and other heavy components, SCHUNK developed a heavy load gripper which achieves a stroke of 100 millimeters per finger a gripping force of 23,000 Newton.
A centrally arranged acme screw thread provides an even force transmission onto the roller-guided base jaws. The gripper can be easily integrated as the seventh axis into the heavy duty robot. This makes additional hardware no longer neces-sary and minimizes the programming effort. The SCHUNK Quick-Change System SWS-L-1210 was optimized for applications on heavy duty robots. It disposes of three locking systems and at a payload of 1,200 kilograms the static moments can be upto 5,400 Newtonmeters. With the change system grippers and other robot tools can be changed in no time.