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Robotic Gripper

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044874D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gerace, AJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Jaws of a robotic gripper operate with improved reliability and alignment when reciprocated on guide dowels moving through anti-friction bushings.

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Robotic Gripper

Jaws of a robotic gripper operate with improved reliability and alignment when reciprocated on guide dowels moving through anti-friction bushings.

Referring to the figure, gripper 1, to be held as a tool by a pick-up head, has a pair of reciprocable jaws 2, 3 for grasping simultaneously a plurality of small components. Dowels 4 are fixed in jaw 2 and extend into anti-friction bushings 5 held by a light press fit in jaw 3. Springs 6 urge the jaws apart but the gap is limited by head 7 of screw 9 engaging counterbore 8 in jaw 3. Lugs 10 aid in locating the gripper in the pick-up head. Each jaw is fitted with a rubber insert 11 adhesively attached to a base strip 12 secured by screws 13.

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