Uniform Force, Independent Vacuum Gripper
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
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.