ESD compatible gripping modules
The grippers of the IEG ESD series are available for handling sensitive electronic components and assemblies for Industry 4.0. The consistently conductive design of the IEG ESD gripping modules enables safe and ESD-compliant handling of electronic components and assemblies. This is of central importance especially in the area of THT assembly, the separation and palletizing of assemblies or general handling in the SMD production process and in automated end-of-line testers.
The gripping modules of the IEG series have a built-in gripping control with a hybrid force regulator. This guarantees safe handling even in difficult situations. External position sensors or manually set limit switches are not required, because the IEG gripping modules have an integrated high-resolution position measuring system, the virtual limit switches of which can be easily parameterized via IO-Link. By eliminating external sensors, the interference contour is minimized and the gripping process is significantly more reliable.
Sensor-less gripping force control
Thanks to the integrated gripping force control, brittle, fragile or flexible parts can be gripped safely and reliably. Using the latest model-based approaches, the current gripping force is determined from the drive status and fed to the gripping force control integrated in the gripper as an actual value. This technology guarantees high movement dynamics of the fingers even with small gripping forces. Up to four different grips can be stored in the gripping module. Both gripping range and gripping force can be preselected and thus optimally matched to the gripping part.
The integrated IO-Link interface creates flexibility. It not only simplifies the connection to the process control using a standardized protocol, but also simplifies parameterization and diagnostics in the system. Always have your process under control.
You can access the characteristic parameters of the gripping process provided by the gripping module at any time via IO-Link. In this way, you can not only query the current gripping distance, but also the number of gripping cycles remaining until the next inspection in order to better plan maintenance intervals. Always keep your system in optimal condition with intelligent gripping modules from Weiss Robotics.