This is complemented by Industry 4.0-compatible clamping elements with which workpieces can be clamped and positioned to high repeat accuracy throughout the entire production process – from the machining centre to the assembly workstation.

Fields of application include the assembly of vehicle body-in-white lines and the general connection of machine elements.

The system, which clamps mechanically via springs and additional pneumatic assistance, is self-locking and comes with a fully electronic sensor system. The clamping status can be seen at a glance via the LEDs on the rear of the clamping element, which indicate the ‘clamped’, ‘released’ or ‘improperly clamped’ status. It is also possible to transmit the respective signals digitally to a higher-level control system.

A further highlight is the active infeed of 4.5 mm with an insertion force of 3 kN, in order to compensate possible production tolerances prior to the welding process. The use of high quality tool steel and anodized, high strength aluminium for the housing ensures robustness and longevity.