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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Some of the ideas came from previous Trash the Dress shoots but one of their favourites, when Mike was lifted by a mechanical gripper, was all theirs.
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.
Two devices making the cable car possible, an underground continuous moving cable and a mechanical gripper for the underside of streetcars, were invented by Andrew Smith Hallidie.
Using a mechanical gripper, as opposed to vacuum technology, the robot de-stacks a pallet load of cases that are tab-locked open, placing them onto a conveyor.
Yesterday, Piab announced the acquisition of US-based SAS Automation a leading developer and manufacturer of mechanical grippers and robotic end-of-arm tooling systems.
Tests were conducted with mechanical grippers and other special solutions, but the movements were still too slow and laborious, or too expensive.
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