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Compact and intelligent servo pneumatic gripper for agile automatic assembly
Author(s): Reijo O. Tuokko; Ilpo Karjalainen; Tommi Kauppinen; Tapio Virvalo; Esa Maekinen; Riku Heikkilae
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Paper Abstract

Agile assembly production means increased flexibility and intelligence needs for assembly equipment. One key area in this context is handling of parts as part of an automatic assembly process. In many case it is reasonable to use a freely programmable servo gripper. Normally these servo grippers are based on electrical actuators unlike on-off grippers, which are mostly pneumatic. This paper discusses result of a research project where a compact and intelligent servo pneumatic griper was developed. The main idea of the discussed research has been to design a gripper which could be used and integrate din any assembly robot and robot controller. The result is an independent system, needing only standard power supply, pressurized air and a standard bus giving good agility in automatic assembly.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 November 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3832, Sensors and Controls for Intelligent Machining and Manufacturing Mechatronics, (24 November 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.371179
Show Author Affiliations
Reijo O. Tuokko, Tampere Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Ilpo Karjalainen, Tampere Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Tommi Kauppinen, Tampere Multivisions Oy (Finland)
Tapio Virvalo, Tampere Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Esa Maekinen, Tampere Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Riku Heikkilae, Tampere Univ. of Technology (Finland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3832:
Sensors and Controls for Intelligent Machining and Manufacturing Mechatronics
Patrick F. Muir; George K. Knopf; Patrick F. Muir; Peter E. Orban, Editor(s)

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