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Offline KavehTopic starter

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How to define the number of arms in gripper?
« on: June 19, 2010, 11:16:34 PM »
Hello,

I have a question regarding design of grippers. Does anybody know any resources that explains how to calculate number of arms (and minimum required surface) in a gripper to take and hold a part?

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Re: How to define the number of arms in gripper?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2010, 07:14:35 AM »
It really depends on what you want your robot to pickup.
For example if you want the griper to grab a pencil and write with it you probably will need 3 fingers.
Look at how your hand works when doing a specified task! ;) 
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Re: How to define the number of arms in gripper?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2010, 09:28:53 AM »
Hi Voyager2,
Thank you for the comment. I am doing a process planning for a CNC machine. At the end of process, a robotic arm has to hold the part and enables the machine to cut the remaining area. I am not going to design or build the robot, but in my project I need to address a solution for it. The maximum weight of my part is one pound.

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Re: How to define the number of arms in gripper?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2010, 09:53:42 PM »
Happy to help Kaveh. ;D
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