News - Company - Archive 2009
SCHUNK establishes an international subsidiary in Japan
In January 2009 the Japanese specialist in automation, Takano Bearing Co. Ltd., located in Tokyo, changed its legal name to SCHUNK Intec K.K. The new location in Japan is the 23rd SCHUNK subsidiary worldwide.
Subsidies and SCHUNK equipment for path-breaking research in robotics
Modern robot applications offer an enormous potential for the economy and society. For this reason the European Union decided, to subsidize the transfer of know-how between research institutions and industry and thus to strengthen it.
A clear trend in Milan: Efficient manufacturing
Efficiency in manufacturing - this was a main topic at the EMO show in Milan. Regardless if automatic loading of machine tools and precise tool clamping are required, or if fast clamping of workpieces is needed: SCHUNK has a solution!
SCHUNK commits to the VDMA
The Managing Director of SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG, Henrik A. Schunk, was elected to the Board of Directors of the VDMA-Fachverbands Robotik + Automation (the German Association of Machine Builders - Trade Association Robotics and Automation). The newly-elected Board of Directors consists of eleven members altogether. They intend to ambitiously continue work and innovation for the robotics industry.
SCHUNK strongly invests in training the next generation of specialists
While the machine building industry is still in the deepest recession of the postwar period, in Lauffen/ Neckar, Germany, the future is being
here. Last Friday, after a six-month construction time, SCHUNK inaugurated its new training center.
The Industrial Working Committee Automation visited SCHUNK
On May 27, 2009 SCHUNK welcomed 50 participants to the "4th Industrial Working Committee Automation" of the massive forming industry association in order to exchange information on the present developments and research projects of their industry.
SCHUNK on the Shortlist for the PROCESS Innovation-Award
For the first time at ACHEMA - the world’s largest show for chemical technology, environmental protection and biotechnology - the trade magazines Process, PharmaTEC and LaborPraxis conferred about the Innovation Award.
"In focus" - The monthly topic at SCHUNK
SCHUNK will soon be publishing a monthly technology topic which will appear in a newsletter entitled, "In Focus."
SCHUNK Expert Days - Service Robotics 2009:
Second international Expert Days allowed an intensive exchange
This year, SCHUNK offered a platform for intensive and global exchange on service robotics. The topnotch two-day event in mid-February brought together experts from around the world.
For the past 30 years, hydraulic expansion toolholder technology
has been the standard for highly precise clamping solutions
When it comes to the highly precise machining of workpieces, hydraulic expansion solutions have always been the undisputed premier class of clamping devices. For the past three decades, SCHUNK, the toolholding, workholding and gripping technology specialist, based in Lauffen am Neckar, with its wide standard product range and its versatile special solutions, has been the leading provider worldwide in the area of hydraulic expansion toolholder technology.
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