A pull-down force of 8,000 N or 28,000 N, along with activated turbo function and high dimensional stability of the module body, benefit the rigidity of automated quick-change solutions. Thus, even high tilting moments and shear forces can be reliably absorbed. Depending on the application, the modules can be combined in any quantity.

Centring inserts featuring flexible elements ensure positional orientation with a high repeat accuracy (<0.005 mm) and process reliability in automated operations, says Schunk. Due to the conical fitting, the clamping pins can also be joined into the modules eccentrically, simplifying the process. The actual clamping is done without any external energy supply via spring force; it is form-fit and self-retaining. This design attribute means that workpieces remain safely clamped in the case of a sudden drop in pneumatic pressure. A pneumatic system pressure of 6 bar is enough to open the module.

If the modules are used individually, a standard, integrated, anti-twist protection device ensures a stable position. By means of the integrated media transfer unit, fluids with permissible system pressures of up to 300 bar can be transferred. As a part of the Vero-S modular system, the automation module benefits from a variety of combination options, from standard plates to Schunk Tandem clamping-force blocks, to mechanical vices from the company’s Kontec series.