HANNOVER MESSE 2019, 01 - 05 April
Homepage>Exhibitors & Products >Keeping a tight hold on things
R&D-Project

Keeping a tight hold on things

Robot-mounted vacuum grippers flex their artificial muscles

Logo Uni des Saarlandes, WuT

Exhibitor

Uni des Saarlandes, WuT

Exhibitor details
Exhibitor details
Development status
Under development
Market introduction
01.2020
Degree of documentation
Very well documented
Market orientation
Niche market

Product description

A short electric pulse is all it takes to generate and release a powerful vacuum in the blink of an eye. The novel vacuum gripper developed by the research team led by Professor Stefan Seelecke at Saarland University enables robot arms to pick up objects and move them around freely in space. The system works without the need for compressed air to generate the vacuum, it is energy efficient, quiet and suitable for use in clean rooms. The specialists for intelligent materials systems make use of artificial muscles, which are bundles of ultrafine shape memory wires that are able to tense and relax just as real muscle fibres do. The wires also function as sensors and can sense, for example, when the gripper needs to readjust or tighten its grip.

From April 23th to April 27th, the engineering team from Saarbrücken will be at Hannover Messe exhibiting the capabilities of their vacuum grippers at the Saarland Research and Innovation Stand (Hall 2, Stand B46). The team is looking for industrial partners with whom they can develop their system for specific practical applications.

Hall 2, Stand B46

Stored items

0

Server communication error: Item could not be saved.