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Illustrated in the figure is a disk transfer gripper for robots which will allow two disks to be picked up by the inner diameter (ID) for transferring along with their cassette container.
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Multifunction Disk Carrier
Illustrated in the figure is a disk transfer gripper for robots which will allow two
disks to be picked up by the inner diameter (ID) for transferring along with their
The device includes two vacuum disk pickup locations and a forked portion
for handling the cassette container. Disks are picked up at positions 1 and 2. At
each of the pickup positions 1 and 2, a disk 3 is aligned by having its outer edge
abut a lip 4 and is retained by vacuum applied though a groove 5 which adjoins
the disk inner diameter. The portions of the tool that contact the disk are formed
of a plastic material selected to prevent damage to the disk.
The other function of the device is to pickup the container for the disk using
forks 7 that engage and support the container at the outside rim. This permits
pickup and placement of the container at its work location.