Accession Number:

ADD010459

Title:

Flat Workpiece Pickup.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-07-12

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Apparatus for picking up a flat workpiece from a flat surface by an industrial robot where vacuum and magnetic devices are not practicable. A tined end-effector is plunged into a unique compliant surface formed of upstanding bristle-like elements with the workpiece being positioned thereon. The end-effector is moved under the workpiece which is then rigidily grasped and lifted off the surface without disturbing the original orientation and presented at the goal site.

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE