Screw gripper

IBG develops customized grippers for a wide variety of tasks based on many years of experience in the realization of production systems in almost all areas of industry. The screw grippers which are used when components have to be screwed together are another example. Force and torque are monitored as part of the process.

Gripper integrated screw technology automatic front-end assembly automotive
Gripper integrated screwing technology automatic front-end mounting
Gripper integrated screwing technology automatic front-end mounting
Gripper integrated screwing technology automatic front-end mounting

Application examples:

Automatic seat rail bolting

A six-axis robot with six bolting systems fixes the seat rails mounted in the interior from below, in order to then bolt them to the body by means of electric screw spindles, which are integrated on the robot gripper. The movement of the robot is synchronized with the conveyor technology of the vehicle.

Wheel assembly

The robots are equipped with grippers with two independent camera systems each to detect the wheel type, position, rotational orientation, and pickup height. Detection with a software specially developed by IBG (--> link). After gripping the wheel, the spatial position and rotational orientation of the wheel hub are detected. The synchronous bolting of the wheels to the vehicle movement is executed with the correction values from the vision system.

Frontend mounting

The manual frontend assembly is replaced by an automatic procedure. A gripper handles the insertion of the modules with a receptacle and is additionally provided with screwdrivers. A measuring system is installed on the gripper in order to detect the exact position of the body before the joining process, which measures the position of the bulkhead plates in the axes and forwards the correction data to the robot.

Optimisation of production processes in all sectors

Automation and Robotics as instruments for increasing the efficiency of industrial production processes are designed and developed by the IBG / Goeke Technology Group, under the guiding principle "Transformation of human genius into technical perfection". Technology solutions and high technology systems are designed for the individual requirements of our global clients and all sectors, from our main headquarters in Neuenrade, Dortmund.

Automotive solutions, robotics-based solutions and other technology systems from the IBG / Goeke Technology Group are best-in-the-class industry technologies. We achieve this top level in industrial technology through close interlinking of decades of experience as engineers with science and research. We ensure that our know-how in the automotive and robotics fields, as well as our technology service, benefits from optimisation of industrial processes, but without losing sight at the person at the centre of it all – learn more about our social engagement here.

  • Automation of complex manufacturing and assembly systems
  • Configuration of special systems
  • Development and construction of customer-specific special machines