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gripper

[′grip·ər]
(control systems)
A component of a robot that grasps an object, generally through the use of suction cups, magnets, or articulated mechanisms.
(graphic arts)
One of the metal fingers on a printing press that clamps the paper into position and controls its flow as it passes through.
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We are very excited to have the meat gripper certified as this approval acknowledges and confirms the grippers' qualifications to be used in the most stringent environments," said Jim Fitzgerald, vice president of Applied Robotics Inc.
The schematic diagram of the gripper with already designed vane model is given in the fig.
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The bag gripper has 4 axis mobility (y = longitudinal movement, x = transverse movement, z = vertical movement, w = rotation), taking the bags from the feeding conveyor and depositing them on the pallet according to the pre-selected programme.
The gripper arm control system is helping offshore installation teams to reduce construction delays caused by inaccurate positioning of the monopiles.
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SAS Automation has launched a new range of electric grippers for applications that require high speeds and for those requiring light or moderate grip forces.
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The new connectors are suitable for gripper systems that need to handle large and heavy components or assemblies.
newspapers have ordered 18 Magnapak systems, 28 lines of UTR gripper and four MultiDisc systems through 2006 and the first four months of 2007.