Automation with batch sizes of one is a real achievement of digitization. However, it poses robot producers and users with the challenge of finding gripper solutions for individual handling tasks in a dynamically changing production environment. J. Schmalz GmbH offers a variety of products for cobots and lightweight robots, from individual components to ready-to-connect end effectors. The vacuum expert is now going one step further with its new lightweight gripper SLG: Users can rapidly configure their own individual systems online without any prior knowledge.
Schmalz has developed its digital platform for doing so alongside the software company trinckle 3D GmbH, based in Berlin, Germany. The specialist for 3D printing applications provides its expertise in cloud technology and its know-how around automated construction and configuration while Schmalz has the specialist knowledge in vacuum automation with cobots. The result is an intuitive engineering tool that allows users to focus solely on finding the solution for their own actual tasks.