The R800 gripper series – collaborating gripper of the future.
Do you still use your Finnish cell phone from ten years ago? – No? Exactly - Our life changes, our demands change, our world changes. The demo-
graphic development in industrial countries will lead to comprehensive changes in the working world in coming years. In the future, people will collaborate more and more with robots or have their work
supported by robots.
IO-Link Communicating from point to point
Machines that automatically communicate with one another, self-adapting and self - optimizing processes, completely connected production - this is the vision of the future.
The role of IO - Link in achieving this vision in machine construction and automation is growing in importance, and for good reason. IO - Link is simple and cost-effective.
A world first: The LBHS series clamps and brakes without moving parts
After a development period of more than two years, the Zimmer Group is introducing a small sensation onto the market: A clamping/braking element that operates without any moving parts, features a narrow design and covers a wide array of installation sizes.
Strengthen our team in Asia
After a lot of years of successful business activities on the Asian Market, the Zimmer Group wants to
strengthen as well as to intensify the presence and the activities on this sector.
We are pleased to welcome Jennifer Lin, an experienced manager as regional director.
Electrical handling components in pharmaceutical production
In its state-of-the-art system, the global market leader for tableting systems uses electric separators from Sommer automatic. The primary reason for this is to avoid dangers to hygiene through the omission of pneumatic drives and to increase production safety.
Increasing the speed of braking and clamping elements with integrated valves
Braking elements ensure that machines and systems can come to a stop as quickly as possible in an emergency. In order to save precious time bringing a system to a complete stop, Zimmer Group has equipped the braking elements in its UBPS series with a new feature. The electric valve for triggering the braking or clamping process is now located right in the braking element for the first time and not—as is generally the case—several meters away from the element. This provides the significant advantage that no bleeding is required for either braking or the much more frequent process of clamping the pneumatic hose. Instead, only the compressed air from the piston chamber directly at the braking element is released to the surroundings.
This significantly shortens the braking and clamping process.
Braking using an integrated valve with a typical hose length of 6.5 m, for instance, only takes 74 ms instead of the 170 ms required previously. Depending on the speed and masses being moved, this can shorten the braking distance immensely. As a result, the integrated valve can help prevent expensive crashes and loss of production. And since the compressed air in the supply line does not have to be bled continuously, air consumption also drops considerably. For a hose length starting as low as 4 meters you achieve savings of more than 90% per cycle.