Hickory, NC – Zimmer Group, a leading manufacturer in the automation industry that specializes in grippers, end-of-arm tooling, industrial shock absorbers, and linear clamping and braking elements is exhibiting at Automate in Chicago, IL. Show dates are May 6 to May 9 at McCormick Place. Zimmer Group will showcase ZiMo, their flexible robotic cell, an automation solution designed for medium-sized businesses, and their new magnetic grippers for cylindrical battery cells. In partnership with ABB and FANUC, Zimmer Group will also offer gripper demonstrations on their collaborative robots.

ZiMo offers a simple and cost-effective introduction to automation processes. The mobile robot workstation consists of a cobot, end effector and mobile frame. It enables free and mobile positioning at various locations without the need for complex integration into existing systems. An intuitive setup allows for operation without programming knowledge and its flexible configuration with quick adaptation enables profitable automation solutions, even for small-batch sizes.

Highlighted with ABB’s GoFa CRB 15000 collaborative robot, a featured product on display is MATCH, the new multi-functional end-of-arm platform from Zimmer Group and Schmalz. Equipped with an extensive range of functions and universal communication interfaces, MATCH is compatible with all common lightweight robots on the market – an ideal system for cobots and conventional 6-axis robots. The MATCH robot module can be mounted to the most common robot types and acts as the connection for the entire range of MATCH-compatible end effectors.

Zimmer Group will showcase their new magnetic grippers for battery cells, IO-Link technology components and several products from their portfolio in damping, linear and handling technologies including their multiple award-winning premium pneumatic grippers of the 5000 series.

Zimmer Group is a family-owned and operated company based in Rheinau – Freistett, Germany, with 17 branch offices and more than 1,300 employees worldwide. Their North American headquarters are located in Hickory, North Carolina. The company is among the leading manufacturers in the automation industry with standardized solutions for mechanical and plant engineering that have become globally recognized as high-quality, durable products. Under the slogan “THE KNOW-HOW FACTORY”, Zimmer Group specializes in six technologies: Handling, Damping, Linear, Process, Machine Tooling and System Technology.

Their specialty is in manufacturing grippers and end-of-arm tooling components for robotics and the automation industry. They also manufacture clamping and braking elements, industrial shock absorbers, machine tooling components along with soft-close technology for the furniture industry.

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