Interchangeable Gripper for Robot
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18
In the course of assembly using a robot the robot gripper has to grip different kinds of parts to be assembled, e.g., switches, keys, printed circuits, which in turn need different configurations of the nails of the gripper. The problem is solved by having different nails mounted on a set of interchangeable grippers, one gripper for each type of assembly part. The interchangeable gripper shown in the figure has two parallel nail holders 1 and 2, each provided with notches 5 for receiving the two fingers (not shown) of the robot gripper. The two nail holders 1 and 2 are movable in relation to each other along two rods 7 and 8. One of the nail holders 2, is fixedly mounted to one end of the rods 7 and 8. The other nail holder 1 is slidably mounted on the rods by means of ball bushings 3.