In the process of implementing mechatronics for gripping systems, the selection of communication interfaces is becoming increasingly important. One look at the world's most comprehensive mechatronics portfolio for gripping systems reveals that there are no standard solutions. For those who want to harness the potential of communication between components, controls and higher-level systems while on a more conservative budget, a wise decision is to analyze the concrete requirements before making an investment.

The basic principle is that every type of control – be it pneumatic or electrical – as well as any type of communication interface has its specific advantages and disadvantages. Offering general recommendations is not possible. That is why the gripping system specialists at SCHUNK always recommend looking at each application and its respective requirements on an individual level. In order to achieve the best price-performance ratio, the functionality required should always pave the way for the technology used.



Jesse Hayes, Group Product Manager - Automation