Munich, Germany – 30 October, 2023 – Robotic arms have long been instrumental in improving efficiency and safety on industrial production lines. However, the use of traditional pneumatic grippers has hindered the realization of a more sustainable and intelligent manufacturing future. In response to this challenge, DH-Robotics has partnered with Infineon Technologies AG to introduce a groundbreaking series of next-generation electric grippers, paving the way for a smarter and greener manufacturing industry.
Electric grippers offer precise control, adaptability, safety, and energy efficiency, making them indispensable in industries that handle delicate components with accuracy. Their compact and flexible design, coupled with programmability and easy adjustments, significantly reduce operating costs and support environmental sustainability goals. Featuring enhanced safety features, electric grippers enhance worker and equipment safety in automated environments. Additionally, their fewer moving parts lead to lower maintenance requirements, boosting overall productivity. By seamlessly integrating into automated systems, electric grippers contribute to improved production efficiency and assembly quality, while their energy efficiency aligns with eco-friendly manufacturing practices.
“Innovation is the heartbeat of progress, and we at Infineon are thrilled to collaborate with DH-Robotics in reshaping the industrial landscape with their state-of-the-art electric grippers,” said Yao Zhicheng, Head of Business Development, Power & Sensor Systems, at Infineon Greater China. “Our partnership has empowered DH-Robotics to bring their cutting-edge products to market faster, thanks to Infineon’s comprehensive solution and expertise in chip technologies.”
“At DH-Robotics, we are committed to pushing the boundaries of industrial automation and challenging the status quo,” said Dr. Sun Jie, Founder and CEO of DH-Robotics. “Our partnership with Infineon has been inspiring, leveraging their expertise in chip technologies to enhance the creativity and efficiency of our electric grippers. This collaboration allows us to maintain a leading position in technological advancement.”
Infineon’s solution combines several products, such as MOSFET technology, integrated EtherCAT® industrial microcontrollers, high-precision Hall effect sensors, gate driver ICs, and PSoC™ 6 microcontroller units (MCU). Infineon’s OptiMOS™ 5 80 V industrial power MOSFETs used in DH-Robotics’ electric grippers offer improved performance and high switching frequencies, making them suitable for various industrial applications. The XMC4000 family of industrial MCUs, based on Arm® Cortex®-M4, provides higher computing capacity, lower heat generation, and faster communication capability. The TLE4963-2M high-precision Hall effect sensor ensures accurate position sensing. Infineon’s EiceDRIVER™ 600 V gate driver IC IR2181STRPBF offers complete product protection, while the 32-bit PSoC 6 MCU provides low-power design techniques ideal for battery-powered applications.
The electric grippers developed by DH-Robotics, powered by Infineon’s technology, are already in mass production and widely used in equipment testing in the 3C industry and lithium battery production. Their innovative design, characterized by their compact form and high-power density, sets them apart from similar products in the industry. With adjustable positions, force, and speed, these electric grippers cater to a wide range of applications. They play a crucial role in industrial precision machining and assembly, thanks to their precise control and high reliability. Easy installation and high compatibility optimize efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
Overall, the collaboration between DH-Robotics and Infineon Technologies signifies a significant step towards revolutionizing the industrial automation sector. By leveraging innovative electric grippers and cutting-edge chip technologies, the partnership empowers manufacturers to realize a greener, more efficient, and intelligent manufacturing future.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What are electric grippers?
Electric grippers are advanced robotic devices used in industries that require precise handling of delicate components. They offer precise control, adaptability, safety, and energy efficiency, making them indispensable in various manufacturing applications.
What are the advantages of electric grippers?
Electric grippers are compact, flexible, programmable, and easily adjustable for different tasks, which reduces operating costs and supports environmental sustainability goals. They also enhance worker and equipment safety, require less maintenance, seamlessly integrate into automated systems, and contribute to production efficiency and high assembly quality. Their energy efficiency aligns with eco-friendly manufacturing practices.
What is the collaboration between DH-Robotics and Infineon Technologies about?
DH-Robotics and Infineon Technologies have collaborated to introduce a groundbreaking series of next-generation electric grippers. Infineon’s chip technologies, such as MOSFET technology, integrated microcontrollers, Hall effect sensors, gate driver ICs, and microcontroller units, have been incorporated into DH-Robotics’ electric grippers to enhance their performance, efficiency, and reliability.
What are the benefits of the DH-Robotics and Infineon collaboration?
The collaboration enables DH-Robotics to leverage Infineon’s expertise in chip technologies to enhance the creativity and efficiency of their electric grippers. This partnership empowers DH-Robotics to maintain a leading position in technological advancement while offering manufacturers cutting-edge solutions for intelligent and sustainable manufacturing.