End-of-Arm Ecosystem MATCH

Any Robot, any Gripper, one Smart System.


MATCH is the appropriate name for the new multifunctional end-of-arm platform for robotics from the two handling specialists Schmalz and Zimmer Group. Equipped with an extensive function portfolio and universal communication interfaces, MATCH is compatible with any lightweight robot, cobot and with all conventional 6-axis robots on the market.

With the new MATCH platform, Schmalz and the Zimmer Group bring together the best of two gripping worlds. And this has resulted in something unique: a modular system with which customers can flexibly implement a wide variety of requirements and applications in robotics. Furthermore, in addition to their concentrated solution expertise, both companies offer a worldwide sales network for support and service.


Multifunctional end-of-arm platform for robotics
Almost unlimited range of applications from production and assembly to warehouse logistics and shipping in mobile, collaborative or fully automated applications
Typical tasks include pick and place, machine tending, order picking and packing
Various mechanical and vacuum grippers are available to match the workpiece and the handling task
If the requirements change, the system is quickly and easily adapted
Standardised connection and communication
Suitable for all common lightweight robots, cobots and conventional 6-axis robots
Easy installation
Mechanical connection via quick coupler and parameterization by means of setup wizard
Flexible and future-proof
High flexibility due to extensive portfolio: any robot, any gripper, any end effector
Full process control
Capture, evaluate and visualize value-added data including cloud connection
  • Load capacity up to 25 kg
  • Integrated media feed-through (fluidics and electrics)
  • Long service life with >100,000 replacement cycles (hot-plug)
  • Compact design
  • Cobot-suitable design in consideration of ISO TS 15066
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Automated quick-change function
Automated quick-change function

Automated component changes can be made in a storage station or the gripper station without external control.

Manual quick-change function
Manual quick-change function

Manual component changes can be made with just one hand thanks to the ergonomic click system that is integrated in the end effector to be changed.

Electrical interface
Electrical interface

The quick-change system is hot-plug capable and can be changed under voltage during operation. The integrated pin field transmits both load and signal current.

Pneumatic / vacuum interface
Pneumatic / vacuum interface

Four internal and two lateral fluid channels supply connected gripping systems with compressed air or vacuum. The generous dimensioning enables the operation of powerful pneumatic vacuum generators, for example to handle cardboard boxes that suck through.

Mechanical interface
Mechanical interface

The high manufacturing guarantees a long service life (> 100,000 cycles). An anti-rotation device ensures a clearly defined position of the loose part relative to the fixed part and a clearly defined orientation of the end effector in the deposit station.

The installation of MATCH is extremely simple. The system can be conveniently mounted and set up on the robot flange in just a few steps. Thanks to the support of the common ecosystem with a smart communication module and useful digital services, parameterization is easy from control (Expert Mode, Guided Setup, Monitor of Device, and Comfort app) to cloud connection via the Schmalz Connect Suite intuitively and easily.


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