Linear Robotic Gripper
Original Publication Date: 1981-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
A parallel motion robotic gripper is described which may be built less expensively and still perform consistently with the size and function requirements of more complex devices. In Fig. 1, an investment cast block 1 accommodates five fitted shafts 2-6. Fig. 2 shows one way of fitting four of the shafts 2-5 with suitable bearings 7 and thrust washers 8 which permit rotation of rollers 9. The fifth shaft 6 is fitted with a pinion 10 and a similar bearing arrangement.