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.
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. This gripper utilizes a pneumatic mechanism to pick up, transport, and set down machine parts on a production line.
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. If they are going to have to be washed, the gripping fingers are going to cover up an area that may need to be washed.
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.
Robotic mechanical gripper and magnetic end effector configurations
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.
Noblesville, IN, April 11, 2019 --(PR.com)-- SMC's MHM Series Magnetic Gripper was certified UR+ and bundled into an easy plug and play kit that integrates to a unique solution for picking, transferring, and placing ferromagnetic workpieces of uneven surfaces, porous, or that are susceptible to damage when traditional methods of vacuum systems or mechanical grippers are not viable.
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.
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