Lightweight modules are playing an increasingly important role in modern production processes. Modern designs, materials, and methods are paving the way for lightweight solutions that are both rigid and robust. When built into a system, they provide the same level of performance with less energy, or better performance with the same amount of energy. At the same time, their lower weight gives grippers or clamping modules the ability to handle increased payloads and therefore higher workpiece weights. The efficiency of the entire system is increasing.