Schunk has optimized its 5-finger hand concept study. The motor controllers have been completely integrated in the wrist of the latest anthropomorphic gripper hand, and therefore very compact solutions are available now.
On option, the 5-Finger Hand from Schunk (Photo: used on a Powerball Lightweight Arm LWA 4P) can be controlled via Profibus or CAN-Bus.
Via defined interfaces, the gripper hand can be connected with the lightweight arm, which is already on the market. For mobile applications, the energy supply of the 5-finger hand requires a battery-servable 24 V DC. In the first version the hand is controlled via a serial Bus. Now the gripper hand is available as a left and right hand version. It is amazing how much it resembles its human model in size, shape, and mobility.
Like a human hand
By means of nine drives, its five fingers can carry out various gripping operations. Moreover, numerous gestures can be constituted, whereby the visual communication between human and service robot is simplified, and the acceptance for applications in the human environment are increasing. The use of tactile sensors in the fingers will grant the necessary sensitivity of the gripper hand for mastering gripping and manipulation tasks even in unstructured and unforeseeable environments. Elastic gripping surfaces ensure a reliable hold of the gripped objects.
Schunk at Hannover Messe
Like last year at AMB, Schunk will host an event with Jens Lehmann, goalkeeper and brand ambassador of the company: The no.1 in precise gripping and concentrated secure holding. To learn more it’s here.
Hall 17 Stand E28