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Sensory compensation unit

Constant processing power for robots

The Schunk AGI is a sensory compensation unit, which provides robots with constant processing power at the front-end. It is available with CANopen.

The compensation unit AGI has an integrated power regulator (Photo: Schunk)

With its integrated real-time power control, the sensory compensation unit defines a benchmark in the robot accessory range of Schunk. It gives robots and axial systems a precise tactile sense at the front-end. Without having to perform detailed programming or adjusting of the traverse path, the module ensures the previously defined power directly upon contact with the workpiece.

Ethernet TCP is the usual communication, but optionally CAN, Devicenet, Profinet, analog I/O, Ethernet XML, Modbus TCP, or Profibus are also possible. Since regulation is decentralized without the participation of the system control, high traverse speeds along a workpiece contour are possible. Here, the defined parameters are precisely adhered to and the maximum value is never exceeded. Tolerances of the workpiece or its position are compensated for consistently. Furthermore, serial gravitation compensation makes sure that the precise function is guaranteed even if the orientation changes.

The product minimizes the programming time, prevents damage to the tool or the workpiece, and can bring about considerable savings with the cycle time. Even sensitive parts operating at maximum performance can be managed. The module is available in three sizes for process forces between 3 N and 100 N, 6 N and 200 N, or 24 N and 800 N. The comparison stroke is 11,5 mm, 35,5 mm, or 98 mm. It can be used with all standard robots.


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