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Miniature gripper system for optical fiber handling
Author(s): Wenjie Chen; Wei Lin
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the development of a gripper system for optical fiber handling. The gripper, driven by a stack PZT actuator, is able to apply a precise gripping force through micro strain gauges instrumented on its fingers. Due to a special monolithic flexure-based mechanism, the gripper allows zero-backlash motion with an opening range of up to 800 μm. These features make the gripper suitable for the application of photonics assembly tasks, such as pigtailing and fiber array assembly processes, where very high resolution of motion and accurate force control are required.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4902, Optomechatronic Systems III, (18 October 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.467630
Show Author Affiliations
Wenjie Chen, Gintic Institute of Manufacturing Technology (Singapore)
Wei Lin, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (Singapore)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4902:
Optomechatronic Systems III
Toru Yoshizawa, Editor(s)

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