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Docking Station for Gripper

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044657D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Schebesta, JG: AUTHOR

Abstract

A docking station for an interchangeable standard robot gripper has shaped portions for receiving the gripper in an exactly defined position. Spring-loaded pins resiliently lock the gripper in this position. Stop means are provided to prevent misplacing of the gripper in the docking station. The docking station, shown in the figures, consists of two upright frame members 1 and 2 mounted spaced-apart to a base member 3, which can be fixedly mounted to a work table of a robot or to a pallet. The frame members 1 and 2 are provided with shaped portions 8 having circular sections 4 with diameters equal to the diameters of the bushings 6 of the gripper 10.

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Docking Station for Gripper

A docking station for an interchangeable standard robot gripper has shaped portions for receiving the gripper in an exactly defined position. Spring-loaded pins resiliently lock the gripper in this position. Stop means are provided to prevent misplacing of the gripper in the docking station. The docking station, shown in the figures, consists of two upright frame members 1 and 2 mounted spaced-apart to a base member 3, which can be fixedly mounted to a work table of a robot or to a pallet. The frame members 1 and 2 are provided with shaped portions 8 having circular sections 4 with diameters equal to the diameters of the bushings 6 of the gripper 10.

The shaped portions 8 are provided with spring-loaded pins 9 for resiliently locking the gripper in an exactly defined position. Means 11 are also provided to prevent misplacing the gripper, that is, placing the gripper turned around 180OE.

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