Zimmer Group presents the next gripper generation for human-robot collaboration

Zimmer Group continues to innovate and revolutionize robotic grippers with their newest product which is one of the first mechatronic parallel grippers specific for human to robot collaboartion.

Per Zimmer Group's official press release, "Robots have long been an indispensable part of the everyday industrial, but in the future more and more people are working directly with robots or are supported by them at work. In order for this human-robot collaboration (HRC) ensure maximum safety, special robots and customized handling components are required. High demands are made both to the robot itself and to the robotic tools used. That the engineers of Zimmer Group initiated, with the gripper series GEH6060IL to develop one of the world’s first mechatronic parallel gripper, which has been specifically optimized for the human-robot collaboration. The gripper series GEH6060IL was constructed by BG / DGUV recommendations and meets the current requirements, which were summarized in the technical specification of ISO on the safety requirements in the human-robot collaboration (ISO / TS15066). 

Safety first

The new gripper includes, for example, no sharp edges and are designed so that at their sides rounded shape accidental snagging is practically impossible. Thus, it cannot come to crush injury, in the intermediate jaws a mechanical gripping force limiting is also integrated. It ensures that decouple the gripper fingers when crossing a defined force independently from the gripper and thereby protect the people in the working area of the robot reliably. This feature is in contrast to other systems available on the market completely reversible and can be used repeatedly. After triggering of the safety function of the gripper returns to its initial state and can be used immediately after being triggered latches to gripper fingers.

This functionality, in conjunction with an integrated safety torque 0ff function (STO) offers maximum safety in every application.

Integrated control, connection via IO-Link

The gripper series GEH6060IL are driven by a brushless, electronically commutated DC motor which knows almost no wear and therefore provides an excellent operational safety.

The grippers are equipped with an integrated control and it is very easy thanks to the IO-Link connection into operation. The adjusted data can be selectively entered or taught. They can be centrally stored and easily transferred to devices with the same function, resulting in significant time savings during commissioning. Actuators and sensors can be replaced during operation, and as the setting data can be transferred quickly and without error to the new devices, a maximum guarantee of uptime.

The grippers have a maximum stroke of 2x40mm, the gripping force can be regulated within a wide range and ranges depending on the version of 45 N to 950 N."

HRC-Gripper Series for Universal Robots UR5 and UR10

 

MRK-Gripper Series for MOTOMAN HC10 and Series GP of YASKAWA

Hydrotech Automation is the authorized Zimmer Group integrator for Ohio & Kentucky.  Our application engineers can assist with any product or technical questions and we have a direct line to Zimmer Group should you need further assistance.  If interested, Hydrotech Automation can be reached at 513-881-7000.

Other News Articles

    Sun Hydraulics Upgrades The Already Powerful Manifold Design Tool QuickDesign
    2019-04-19 00:00:00
    Not every manifold design requires 5-axis technology, but if you could reduce the manifold size and weight, reduce the number of potential leak points and create a more efficient design with improved flow paths, why wouldn’t you? The latest release of our web-based QuickDesign with SmartConnect™ will do all that and a lot more.

    Hydrotech Product Offering For ABB Industrial Robots
    2019-04-19 00:00:00
    As one of the world’s leading robotics suppliers, ABB Robotics is active in 53 countries and over 100 locations, having shipped over 400,000 robot solutions in a diverse range of industries and applications. ABB Robotics is a leading supplier of industrial robots, also providing robot software, peripheral equipment, modular manufacturing cells,

    Up To 80% Energy Savings With Sytronix Variable-Speed Pump Drive from Bosch Rexroth
    2018-10-17 00:00:00
    Sytronix is the "smart integration of hydraulics and electronics": a bold combination of the key features and most important advantages of both technologies in one platform. Sytronix Variable Speed Pump Drives offer the reliability of powerful Rexroth hydraulics, fully integrated with the energy efficiency and dynamics of compact electronics.

VIEW ALL ARTICLES