Design and Experimental Validation of a Microgripper
Giuseppe Carbone*, Marco Ceccarelli*, Hanfried Kerle** and Annika Raatz**
*Laboratory of Robotics and Mechatronics - DiMSAT, Università degli Studi di Cassino, Via Di Biasio 43 - 03043 Cassino (Fr), Italy
**Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology, Technical University of Braunschweig, Langer Kamp 19b - 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
In this paper we present the mechanical design of a microgripper performing microassembly tasks with objects whose dimensions are less than 1mm with a maximum grasping action of 0.9N and fingers displacement of 0.6mm. The efficiency of the microgripper has been experimentally tested by using a proper test-bed and laboratory experiences. The results are illustrated and discussed to validate the microgripper that has been built using flexural joints structure.
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