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Mechanical Gripper for Handling Ceramic Substrates and Trays

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037068D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Bird, KA Cochran, TJ Jordan, SR Morgado, EJ Perrault, JD [+details]

Abstract

A technique is described whereby a mechanical gripper, or end effector attached to a robot, is used to handle both ceramic substrates and trays during test operations. It is unique in that the gripper is capable of picking up and placing five parts at a time as well as having the ability to pick and place a tray by actuating fingers in the opposite direction.