clamping gripper

clamping gripper

[′klamp·iŋ ′grip·ər]
(control systems)
A robot element that uses two-link movements, parallel-jaw movements, and combination movements to grasp and handle objects.
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Once it has reached the crate, the clamping gripper initially remains loosely closed until it has found the ideal gripping position.
The robot then determines its exact position using a laser and picks up the core using a clamping gripper to dip it into a bath of water wash.