Innovation milestones

With Pioneering Spirit and Perfection we are setting Benchmarks worldwide. The challenges that our innovative family-owned company has overcome over 70 years of working with clamping technology and gripping systems are reflected in our top-quality products and technical innovations. They stand as milestones which document our development from a small garage business into a global player with more than 2.700 employees. They are the result of ambition, courage and the work of many highly motivated people.

2016
Market launch

Adduco Hydraulic Expansion Nut

The ADDUCO hydraulic expansion nut has been particularly developed for precise and efficient clamping of hobs, gears, and shaft- and axis connections. The clamping element is balanced at the factory, and ensures user-friendly operation and maximum precision clamping within seconds.

Market launch

ROTA NCE Power Lathe Chuck

The SCHUNK ROTA NCE combines lightweight design, maximum load-bearing capacity, and an exceptional design to a unique lathe chuck. The geometry of the lathe chuck was adapted to the power train so that despite the lightweight geometry, maximum rigidity is ensured. Compared with the conventional lathe chucks, the inertia was reduced up to 30% depending on the unit size.

World premiere!

TENDO Slim 4ax

The SCHUNK TENDO Slim 4ax is the toolholder for axial machining. It is the only one of its class which meets every requirement: heat shrinking contour, easy handling, short set-up time, long tool life, high flexibility, Plug & Work, and can be used with minimum quantity lubrication.

SCHUNK Technology Carrier for Collaborative Gripping

Co-act Gripper JL1

With the NEW SCHUNK technology carrier Co-act gripper JL1, SCHUNK is setting the stage for the first intelligent HRC gripper that directly interacts with humans.

Realistic simulation in a computer-aided simulation

The Digital Twin

A Digital Twin is the digital form of a real object. Based on a CAD three-dimensional model, it has all the product properties, functions, and process parameters – from the material, the sensor system, up to the motion and dynamics available.

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24 V power supply and control via digital I/O.

SCHUNK ELP

The ELP combines highly dynamic movements with a smooth travel to the end position. This saves the axis and the surrounding components.

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Finger Designer eGRIP

NEW: Gripper Fingers made of Steel or Aluminum

You can freely choose between the materials which are individually adapted to each application. With the SCHUNK eGRIP ordering system, you can also order gripper fingers made of aluminum (AISi10Mg, 50 µm) or stainless steel (1.4404, 30 µm or 50 µm).

2015
Market launch

The new PGN-plus

 

The most-purchased SCHUNK gripper. Unique with its multi-tooth guidance and new integrated continuous lubrication. Now, the multi-tooth guidance contour with lubrication pockets through-hole in the guide.

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Mobile Gripping Systems

Care-O-bot®4

 

Shaping the service robotics of the future with SCHUNK. Together with the Fraunhofer IPA in Stuttgart, SCHUNK has established this milestone in the sector of service robots for mobile applications.

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ROTA NCX Power Chuck. Power Lathe Chuck with jaw quick-change system for lathes with short stroke cylinder

Following the previous success of the SCHUNK wedge-bar power chuck, SCHUNK is now transferring the principle of quick jaw changes to CNC lathes with short stroke cylinder. Particularly when it comes to optimizing production processes, the ROTA NCX stands out as an attractive production turbo due to its outstanding price-performance ratio. It minimizes set-up times and increases the machine's productive processing times.

TENDO E compact. Now with SCHUNK CAPTO interfaces!

SCHUNK is expanding the successful TENDO E compact range by adding the SCHUNK CAPTO interfaces C4 and C5 with diameters of 12 mm and 20 mm, as well as C6 with diameters of 12 mm, 20 mm, and 32 mm.

VERO-S WDB - Directly clamped for greater production efficiency

With the modular system particularly for direct workpiece clamping, SCHUNK simplifies manufacturing processes for small batch sizes and single-piece productions. Unlike conventional clamping solutions, direct clamping does not have any interfering contours from jaws or clamps. This enables 5-sided machining with excellent accessibility.

2014
Market launch

TENDO Aviation

The hydraulic expansion toolholder with mechanical pull-out safety device. For 100% safety during high performance cutting.

Special

Market launch

PRISMO3

The flexible precision grinding toolholder is also suitable for automated tool-sharpening toolholders of a clamping diameter of 3 to 20 mm.

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Market launch

EGN/EZN

 

The first DGUV-certified safety gripping system in the world, the SCHUNK Safety gripping system. For a universal actuator concept for safe human/machine collaborations.

Special

2013
Market launch

PRONTO

 

PRONTO – The jaw quick-change system for a jaw change that takes less than 5 seconds per jaw.

Product details

Market launch

ROTA-S flex

Due to a weight reduction of up to 60%, and the flexible clamping range, the ROTA-S flex can be used for complete machining of large and heavy workpieces, and therefore is setting new benchmarks in milling and turning operations.

Product details

Market launch

SVH 5-Finger Hand

 

The first ready for series 5-finger hand with 9 motors. In the latest version of this anthropomorphic gripping hand, the electronics are completely integrated into the hand root, which makes especially compact solutions possible.

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2012
Market launch

VERO-S NSA plus

The automated palletizing system ensures maximum precision during automated machine loading all around the clock, with < 0.005 mm repeat accuracy.

Product details

2011
Market launch

ROTA-S plus 2.0

With version 2.0, SCHUNK continues the success story of the best-selling highly efficient manual lathe chuck ROTA-S plus. Jaw change in less than 60 seconds is possible.

Special

Market launch
Electric SCHUNK 2-Finger Minature Parallel Gripper

EGP

 

The world's most powerful mechatronic gripper for small components with integrated electronics. The powerhouse with a gripping force that can be adjusted in four stages, and a gripping force-mass ratio that has improved by 180%

Product details

2010
Market launch

VERO-S

 

The next-generation of quick-change pallet system achieves set-up cost savings of up to 90%.

Special

Market launch

TENDO E compact

The hydraulic expansion toolholder increases tool life by up to 300%. Impressive torques of up to 2,000 Nm at Ø 32 mm, under dry clamping conditions.

Special

Market launch

LWA 4P

 

The SCHUNK Powerball Lightweight Arm is the most compact, powerful lightweight arm in the world with three highly-integrated Powerball modules offering 6 degrees of freedom.

Product details

Market launch

MPG-plus

 

The most powerful pneumatic miniature gripper on the market. The combination of the oval piston drive and bearing guide ensures high performance. Longer gripper fingers and up to 25% higher gripping forces can be achieved with the same gripper size.

Product details

2008
Product range expansion

MAGNOS

 

SCHUNK extends its product portfolio of magnetic clamping technology. Now an even greater range of standard products of square pole, radial pole, and parallel pole technology for 5-sided machining of ferromagnetic workpieces is available now and ensures the machining in only one set-up.

Product details

Market launch

PRL

 

Integration of SCHUNK gripping arm modules in the Care-O-bot®. The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology and Automation IPA used the SCHUNK high-performance lightweight arm with integrated PRL modules with up to 216 Nm torque in the Care-O-bot® for the first time.

2006
Market launch

SDH

 

First SCHUNK 3-finger hand with tactile sensors and 76 measuring points per sensor field. The multi-jointed SDH masters form-fit and force-fit gripping of an extremely wide range of objects, which means it can be used both in service robotics as well as in industrial applications.

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2005
Market launch

TRIBOS-RM / TRIBOS-mini

Polygonal toolholder for micro clamping from 0.3 mm clamping diameter. Suitable for HPC and/or HSC machining.

Product details

2000
Market launch

PGN-plus

 

First pneumatic SCHUNK 2-finger parallel gripper with multi-tooth guidance. The PGN-plus series has the strong combination of a patented multi-tooth guidance system and an oval piston, as well as an outstandingly variety of variants.

Product details

1997
Market launch

TRIBOS polygonal
clamping technology

 

The unique toolholding system with patented polygonal clamping technology revolutionizes tool clamping and achieves a run-out accuracy of less than 3 µ.

1995
Market launch

MPG

 

SCHUNK 2-finger miniature parallel gripper The new benchmark in pneumatic small parts handling. With double bearing-guided base jaw for a long life.

1994
Product range expansion

SCHUNK starts the product area lathe chucks for lathes with the plant in Mengen.

1988
Product range expansion

Stationary Workholding

 

The market requires universal, precise workpiece clamping. The answer from SCHUNK: TANDEM. The product area of Stationary Workholding begins its victory run.

1985
Market launch

PGN

 

The first pneumatic 2-finger parallel gripper with ground in base jaw.

1983
Market launch

PPG

 

The PPG industrial gripper made history in 1983. The first standardized gripper was based on proven kinematics solutions for clamping technology. Due to this synergy concept, SCHUNK revolutionized automated handling and took a crucial step toward becoming a competence leader in the field of clamping technology and gripping systems.

1978
Market launch

Hydraulic expansion technology

 

SCHUNK develops the hydraulic expansion technology, and introduces the TENDO toolholding system.

1966
First product area

Standard chuck jaws

 

Establishment of the first product range chuck jaws, which comprises 1,200 standard chuck jaw types today.