IJAT Vol.3 No.3 pp. 308-312
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2009.p0308


Application of Liquid Bridging Force in Manipulation and Assembly of Microparts

Shigeomi Koshimizu

Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology
1-10-40 Higashioi, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan

January 8, 2009
March 5, 2009
May 5, 2009
microparts, liquid bridging force, pick and place, handling, assembling

Development of methods for handling such microparts will increasingly be needed. Microparts are commonly handled by gripping, using tweezers for example. However, this method poses difficulties in quick release, due to static electricity. Here we propose a new handling method based on liquid bridging force. The pick & place method and the assembly method using liquid bridging force for microparts are shown in this paper. Measurement results of liquid bridging force are also described. Effects of parameters such as liquid type, picking up speed and curvature of microparts were investigated.

Cite this article as:
S. Koshimizu, “Application of Liquid Bridging Force in Manipulation and Assembly of Microparts,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.3 No.3, pp. 308-312, 2009.
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