SCHUNK's newest 2-Finger Angular Gripper Type LMG 64 is made for the food-handling industry, and is the first manufacturer to offer a gripper in hygienic design as a standard product. Its stainless-steel housing resists corrosion and is easy to clean, with sealed mechanics and food industry standard-compliant lubricants. It has an operating pressure of between 4.5 to 6.5 bar, with a gripping force of 520N, and a 20-180-degree range on the fingers' opening angle. The grippers have a built-in spring to keep hold even with a loss of air pressure, and proximity switches in the housing can monitor the end position. The LMG can be built with customized fingers.
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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