Accession Number : ADD013566

Title :   Multi Use Gripper for Industrial Robot.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 21 Apr 86, patented 13 Oct 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Jones, Steven P

Report Date : 13 Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : This patent discloses a robot gripping device for holding and gripping a variety of electronic components. The device comprises a guide frame, a drive motor and gripping blocks having fingers with prongs on the fingertips. The fingertips accommodate axial resistor-type components at v-grooves and radial capacitor-type components are accommodated by fingertip portions. Cylindrical can shaped components are accommodated by a slight beveling at fingertip portions as well as a set on prongs. The fingers are capable of controlled movements to various centered positions by means of a motor. When the fingers are brought together, they interlock.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *ROBOTS, *HOLDERS, DRIVES, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT, MOTORS, SHAPE, MANIPULATORS

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE