Digital to the individual linear module

Digital to the individual linear module

Digital to the individual linear module

Schunk is expanding the digital planning options for automation solutions with two new tools for designing and configuring linear modules. This easy access to expert knowledge is a further step towards offering customers an uncomplicated and secure way of customizing and quickly integrating them into system planning..

The valid design and construction of high-tech components for automation technology is one of Schunk's core competencies. The higher the information content at the customer inquiry stage, the faster and more targeted the perfect component can be found for the respective application-specific application. With two new professional digital services, a design tool and a configuration tool for linear modules, customers can now also select these components themselves conveniently, easily and reliably. This allows them to expand their own expertise and find the optimum solution more quickly.

A question of design

The Schunk portfolio offers over 500 variants of linear modules. In order to find the right one, the automation expert provides its customers with a user-friendly design tool based on years of experience and proven design logic. It can be used to record all relevant performance parameters for an individual component in a simple and standardized manner. Visual support provides additional security. Based on this information, the program creates a technically valid recommendation of suitable Schunk linear modules. In addition, the design tool provides important information such as the application-specific service life of the respective component and its degree of utilization. Users can therefore already see when selecting a linear module whether the component is suitable one-to-one for a specific application or whether there is scope for extended applications.

Designing without breaks

Once the right linear module has been found in the correct technical design, it can be further specified using the Schunk configurator. All non-design-relevant add-on parts are available to the user in a wide range of variants and options. Configurations can be easily cached, forwarded and edited again and again. Parallel to the configuration process, the program generates a 3D CAD model of the linear module. This visual inspection provides the user with an overview of the configuration at all times. The model can also be downloaded in over 60 formats and can therefore be integrated directly into the design process for further system planning.

In the final step, the user can call up the complete data sheet for their individual linear module and request the product. However, they also have the option of taking advantage of personal advice from Schunk's sales and automation experts. In this case, the data sheet serves as a perfect basis for discussion. The practical tools are available worldwide and in 13 languages.