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
Received:May 10, 2000Accepted:June 1, 2000Published:June 20, 2001
Keywords:robotics, microgrippers, design, experimental validation
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.
Cite this article as:G. Carbone, M. Ceccarelli, H. Kerle, and A. Raatz, “Design and Experimental Validation of a Microgripper,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.13 No.3, pp. 319-325, 2001.Data files:
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