Zimmer Group IO-Link End Effector

Online Robotics Trade Magazine Industrial Automation, Robots and Unmanned Vehicles

| 24 October, 2022
Flexible solutions for robots/cobots
The value of wireless communication is evident in numerous stages of machine design, machine production, machine construction and for the operator of the production plants.


Previously, communication with the IO-Link end effectors on robots required external wiring, cable installation accessories and a wired controller. This wiring is costly as well as being time- and maintenance-intensive. In addition, cables restrict the freedom of movement and flexibility of the robot arm, increase the weight of the arm and thus reduce the gripping accuracy and speed. A key component that had been missing in robotics to date was a wireless, highly available communication solution designed for this automation segment.

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