Automatic grip detection
Significantly enhance the reliability of your handling process
By constantly monitoring the finger motion and actual gripping forces using sophisticated software algorithms, the WSG 50 automatically recognizes contact with the gripping object and monitors it throughout the whole handling process. This frees the system controls of any gripping functions. External positioning switches are no longer necessary. Hereby process simplicity is achieved with minimal integrational effort.
Integrated control unit
The WSG 50 integrates both a powerful control unit as well as the power stage into a compact electric gripper module. The WSG 50 gripper has a rich connectivity. It can either be controlled by text-based Ethernet TCP or UDP connections or over its field bus interfaces for PROFIBUS and optionally PROFINET. For legacy applications, CAN-Bus and RS-232 are supported as well. Operating software, configuration and application data are saved on an interchangeable MicroSD memory card and are easily portable. With its separate power supplies for logic and drive, safe torque off (STO) feature can easily implemented. Thus, in case of an emergency shutdown of the machine, the gripper’s control unit will still be online while the motor is guaranteed torque-free. Because of large scale integration, neither an additional control unit nor any external servo amplifier are required for the WSG 50 to do its job. Best conditions to be easily integrated into your machine.
Integrated Web Server
Setup and diagnosis have never been so easy before
The WSG 50 is the first electric gripper with an integrated Ethernet interface. Because of its integrated web server, it can be configured using a common web browser. The self-explaining graphical user interface makes setup and diagnosis a mere child’s play.
Built-in sensor port
Connect sensing fingers without the hassle of external cables
The WSG 50 is also the first gripper to offer an electronic data interface for sensors integrated into the basic jaws. Using this interface, sensors can be directly integrated into the gripping control. The sensor port is connected to the WSG 50’s internal control. This way, sensor signals can be tightly integrated into the gripping process.
Optional force measurement fingers
Precise force control for sensitive parts
We offer several types of fingers with or without integrated sensor technology. For example, the force measurement finger WSG-FMF can measure the actual gripping force directly at the part to be gripped. Using the sensor port, the measured values are loaded directly into the control loop of the gripper control and processed there. The WSG 50 can therefore regulate the effective gripping force with high precision and allows a safe handling of highly sensitive parts.
Adapt the gripper to your application
You’d like to adjust your gripper to match your specific application? Not a problem, since the WSG 50 contains a powerful scripting extension that lets you access a number of internal functions. Using the script editor that is integrated into the web-based configuration interface, you can comfortably write your own programs and save them onto the WSG 50’s microSD memory card. Special movement profiles as well as expansions of the control set or the addition of extra sensors into the gripping process are all possible.