Pick-Up Device for Robot
Original Publication Date: 1986-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
The pick-up device is attached to a robot hand, and its actions are controlled by the robot controller. The specific task of the pick-up device is to reach into a long, narrow space and grasp a metal disk by the inside diameter of the disk. As part of the manufacturing cycle, the disk is eventually returned to its start location by the same pick up device. As shown in the figure, the bracket 2 provides the interface between the robot hand and the pick-up unit. An aluminum tube 3 is affixed to bracket 1 by a mounting assembly 4 and bushing 5. Three fingers 6 (one of which is shown), made of acetal polymer, pivot in a yoke 7. The outer end of each finger 6 has a notch 8 to engage and confine a disk at the inside diameter thereof.