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Uniform Force, Independent Vacuum Gripper

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040854D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Frank, V Grau, PF Kelly, HL Sylvester, RA [+details]

Abstract

The uniform force, independent vacuum gripper 10 allows one robot to pick up various numbers of parts from various horizontal planes at one time. Referring to the figure, the gripper 10 consists of pistons 12 arranged to match the positions of articles 14 in a box 16. Articles 14 may be semiconductor chips, module substrates, etc.