mechanical gripper

mechanical gripper

[mi′kan·ə·kəl ′grip·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
A robot component that uses movable, fingerlike levers to grasp objects.
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Grabit grippers are simple to operate and eliminate the need for bulky, energy-intensive, and costly vacuum pumps or custom mechanical gripper attachments.
Robotic mechanical gripper and magnetic end effector configurations
It reported on its work with Kuhn-Stoff (a German prototype designer and developer), which was asked by Wittmann Robot Systeme (a German subsidiary of the Wittmann Group that manufactures automated system) to redesign a mechanical gripper.
A mechanical gripper system would cost $5,800, but it was back-ordered for several months.
One solution to this is to cut one corner of the tub, but not cut free, with a heated knife, creating an easily removable flap which can then be gripped by the mechanical gripper and torn free, taking the Tyvek foil with it.
Fourth, the mechanical gripper carriage drive was modified with the addition of a maintenance-free AMK servo drive motor.
If they are too small and fragile, it may be a problem trying to handle them with a mechanical gripper.
It adapts to user specifications for a wide range of applications including collating of primary product, and utilizing either a suction or mechanical gripper system with additional tilting, turning or pushing capabilities.
Supply of mechanical grippers, clamps and equipment laparoscopy, lattice strips to the urethral support - sterile.
Vacuum and mechanical grippers with work piece loads ranging from zero to 2 kg can thus be operated.
Parts are presented to the assembly machine by means of pneumatic escapements, rollover devices, and pick and place mechanisms using vacuum pick-up heads or mechanical grippers.
A powerful pallet-pattern generator is included that involves multi-drop movements with multi-zone vacuum tools or mechanical grippers.
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