211 Kitty Hawk Dr.
Morrisville, NC 27560 US


Company Profile

SCHUNK is a German family-owned company and global player in one. The company was founded in 1945 by Friedrich Schunk as a mechanical workshop and has developed under the leadership of Heinz-Dieter Schunk to a competence and world market leader for gripping systems and clamping technology. Today, the company is run by the third generation siblings Henrik A. Schunk and Kristina I. Schunk.

About 3,000 employees in 9 plants and 33 directly owned subsidiaries and distribution partners in more than 50 countries throughout the world ensure an intensive market presence. With 11,000 standard components SCHUNK offers the world’s largest assortment of gripping systems and clamping technology from one source, and with 2,550 SCHUNK grippers the largest product range of standard grippers. The complete program of gripping systems comprises more than 4,000 components.

The main customers are all manufacturing companies with assembly, handling and metal-cutting processes. The customer base includes the Who's Who of mechanical engineering, robotics, automation and assembly handling, and all the renowned automotive brands and their suppliers. Since 2012, goalkeeper legend Jens Lehmann has acted as brand ambassador for safe, precise gripping and holding in the SCHUNK team.

A Message from SCHUNK

SCHUNK Clamping Technology

SCHUNK offers the best solutions for the best results - for over 50 years.

SCHUNK Gripping Systems

Since 1983 we have set the trends from micro assembly to heavy lifting The first industrial-suited grippers from SCHUNK were a milestone in assembly and handling automation.

As Seen In MoldMaking Technology

Hydraulic Clamping Module Ideal for Demanding Maching Operations
Schunk launches a hydraulic clamping module for machines with pallet changer that combines compact dimensions, high pull-down forces, an integrated lifting function and a complete monitoring function.

Tech Trends: Automation Nation
Automation can be key for improving overall mold manufacturing operation, so check out these automation products from supplier companies MC Machinery Systems, Schunk, Fastems and Shop Floor Automations.

Versatile Gripper Line Made Directly in the U.S.
Schunk will be assembling an extremely versatile gripper line directly in the U.S., meaning a faster response time and better end results for the company’s customers.

Bizjan products

Moldmaking In the Heart of Europe
Culture, technology investment and industry involvement make this small Slovenian mold builder globally competitive despite a skills gap and rising labor costs.

Matt Steele

Schunk Announces New Director of Sales for the Midwest
Schunk USA is excited to announce the promotion of Matt Steele.

Heidenhain Visual Setup Control system

Automation and Connectivity Drive Machine-Tool Innovations
Machine tool and EDM suppliers are advancing their offerings to include automation, better controls, machine monitoring and new five-axis capabilities.

Tribos-SVL toolholder extension from Schunk

Slim Toolholder Precisely Machines Areas That are Difficult to Reach
The Tribos-SVL from Schunk is combinable with a variety of toolholders for versatility.

Alliance laser machines

Amerimold 2017: Multitudes of Metalworking Materials and Machines
Amerimold proved once again that it is THE event for moldmaking.

GPI prototype

SLIDESHOW: Technology Showcase, Amerimold Product Showcase (4)
Here at MMT, the excitement is building and we’re putting finishing touches on all things moldmaking so that attendees will get the most out of every aspect.

Mazak's Quick Turn-250MSY

SLIDESHOW: Technology Showcase - Machining
Here’s the drill (pun intended): This week’s technology blog throws a spotlight on machining.

milling magnet

May the Force Be with You
Unlocking the true potential of magnetic workholding for machining mold bases and inserts lies in understanding clamping and machining forces.

clamping device with guide pillars

Reaching the Next Level of Efficient Machining
Clamping devices can help to achieve fast and efficient mold plate and cavity/core insert changes during machining.

workholding productivity

Plan Your Workholding for Improved Productivity
Choosing and organizing the right workholding can result in significantly improved machine efficiency, and it is essential for reaching any machine’s full potential.

Permanent electro magnets

A Workholding Solution for Gun Drilling
Gun drilling is one area for which moldmakers have been slow to accept permanent electro magnets, which can reduce workholding and toolholding setups by 50 to 70 percent.

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How to Choose the Right Toolholder
The importance of choosing the optimum toolholder is substantial as the quality of the toolholder has a great influence on the results of the complete machining process.


Looking Sharp
Advancements in cutting tool/toolholder construction yield better stability and higher accuracy to achieve greater feedrates and increased productivity.

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Toolholders: An Important Connection between Spindle and Cutting Tool
A review of hydraulic toolholders, toolholders for polygonal clamping and heat-shrinking toolholders makes for an easier selection process.

Product Categories of SCHUNK

Cutting Tools
Grinding Machines
Lathe Tooling and Accessories
Machining Cells/Work Cells
Milling Machines
Pallet Changers
Workholding Equipment