Not only gripping, but also forming

J. Schmalz GmbH
Markus Schmider
+49 07443 2403-0

Schunk GmbH & Co. KG
+49 7133 103-0

The transport of textile elements used in fiber reinforced plastics from one production step to the next is usually no more than the transport from point A to point B. This new drape gripping system is designed to form the woven fabric into a three dimensional form during the transport. The enables for the preforming and transport stages to be combined and reduces cycle times. More information

Project partners “Drape Gripping System”
The project “Drape Gripping System” was initiated by SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG and J. Schmalz GmbH as well as the wbk Institute of Production Science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in a research cluster. The Baden-Württemberg Ministry for Science, Research and Art (MWK) subsidized this project. Homepage J. Schmalz GmbH