The new PGN-plus Permanent from Schunk is raising the bar. Its unique permanent lubrication provides a faster and more even distribution of the lubricant, even with short strokes. The complete contour of the patented multi-tooth guidance is lined with grease pockets, which ensures a continuous supply of lubricant. This principle of minimal quantity lubrication increases the already great life span of the Schunk best sellers and makes it practically maintenance-free.
“Schunk PGN-plus Permanent is a robust and perennial gripper, which reduces the operating costs, and offers a better performance as our current flagship PGN-plus,“ said Dr. Markus Klaiber, CTO at Schunk. “It ensures an excellent repeat accuracy of 0.01 mm and ensures the implementation of particularly efficient systems.” The Schunk PGN-plus is equipped with an oval piston drive, like its predecessor, ensuring high forces in confined spaces. Schunk backs the performance of this universal gripper with a 30-year functional warranty.
The Schunk PGN-plus Permanent seamlessly integrates into the PGN-plus family. Nearly the whole range of possible automatic applications can be reliably controlled with the universal gripper. From machine/system loading in the metal cutting industry and foundries to assembly applications in the automotive and electrical industry, up to delicate handling tasks in the medical and pharmaceutical industry. The PGN-plus family works in applications with high temperatures, pollution and aggressive media, as well as in clean rooms and explosive environments. On request, the modules are available with spring lock for mechanical gripping force maintenance, combined with compensation units for compensating angle errors, with force intensifier or as a special precision version. Moreover, a broad sensor program comprising of inductive proximity switches, magnetic switches and position sensors is available. Instead of many isolated applications, users can reduce their internal coordination efforts by using the universal modular gripping system. Speed up parts procurement and, due to the Schunk long life warranty, plan the total cost of ownership over the entire lifetime of a system with PGN-plus. Initially, the PGN-plus Permanent is available in unit sizes 50 to 125. An expansion of the existing PGN-plus series is planned.