The concept of the electric standard gripper is based on simplicity and low complexity – all the electronics are integrated in the gripper, which means that an external motor controller is not required.
The gripper EHPS can move small to medium-sized parts, making it ideal for applications in handling and assembly technology as well as in:
- Special machine building
- Electronics industry
- Small parts assembly
- Laboratory automation
The gripper EHPS with digital actuation and powerful direct current motor
The electric gripper EHPS from Festo, also with IO-Link. (photo: Festo)
Digital actuation makes commissioning easy – there’s no need to worry about external controllers.
In addition, with its sturdy T-slot jaw guide the EHPS can grip workpieces reliably and with high torque absorption.
Direct position sensing with the T-slot on the gripping head indicates whether the gripping motion is correct. Users can precisely adjust the gripping force to delicate workpieces using a latching switch with four settings.
A dynamic and powerful brushless direct current motor provides the compact gripper with high forces.
In the event of a power failure, the electric gripper continues to hold the workpiece through the gear unit’s automatic locking function, while the freewheel unit prevents jamming.
Actuation via two open/close pins means the gripper only moves when a signal has been sent; uncontrolled movement is prevented.
The diagnostics with IO-Link
Installation is easy too as the integrated electronics enable a direct connection to the controller via an M12 plug. The EHPS is also available with IO-Link as an option. The communication interface thus offers diagnostic functions and predictive maintenance options, storable gripping modes to optimise the cylinder times and integrated and virtual (teachable) position indication.