SMW Electronics Introduces New Family of Mechatronic Grippers
28 September 2023
Wheeling, IL – SMW Electronics announces the launch of its new line of grippers to automate key processes for industrial applications including machine tools, material handling, inspection, assembly, and more.
The MOTIACT mechatronic gripper series is the ideal solution for performing precise, consistent, and accurately monitored gripping operations for moving parts, pallets, and chucks in and out of CNC machines and automated work cells. These first-in-class grippers are equipped with an incremental measuring system to guarantee adjusting gripping pressure, linear positioning, and speed control as standard features. All models feature a Profinet or I/O link interface to ensure seamless integration into existing systems.
Easily change from job-to-job with unattended operation to minimize downtime and greatly increase productivity 24/7. MOTIACT offers unlimited possibilities for sensing and loading/unloading various types and sizes of parts.
The MOTIACT series of mechatronic grippers are a reliable solution for any scale of movement tasks. Our line of MX-S small parts, MX-M universal, and MX-L long-stroke grippers are up to IP67 rated for high durability in any environment. Our MX-S grippers also come with a high-speed variant, offering superior efficiency and performance – the perfect addition to automated systems.
Offering unparalleled performance and flexibility, the MX-L 520 mechatronic large-stroke gripper provides gripping forces ranging from 10 to 40 kN, a large jaw stroke, pre-positioning, and clamping force adjustment. The MX-L 520 ensures maximum safety and reliability in the event of a power failure. The large gripper boasts a maximum stroke per jaw of 99 mm and repeatability at plus/minus 0.02 mm, providing customers with the precision and control they need to optimize their workflows.
Inductive coupling system provides 360° rotation
Looking to replace cables that restrict the gripper’s range of motion and can easily get damaged? All MOTIACT grippers can use our innovative inductive coupling system that enables the grippers to rotate a full 360° in both directions, providing greater flexibility and versatility.
The signal transmission between the controller and the gripper is contactless via an integrated interface, which is not affected by the rotation of the handset or by vibration or high speeds. Even over non-metallic obstacles, data transmission is possible.
Furthermore, the stationary base unit of the coupler can communicate with several mobile units if required (Dynamic Pairing). With the combination of our inductive coupler and the MOTIACT grippers, the complete product line is ideal for use in EOAT (End of Arm Tooling), providing customers with greater efficiency, precision, and ease of use in their operations.
For additional information on the MOTIACT grippers and inductive coupling system, please visit SMW Electronics’ website at: https://www.smw-electronics.com/.