Gear Stepping Motor Driven Reconfigurable Manipulator
This document describes a simple industrial clamping device composed of hinges and a lever in series with, and driven by, a geared stepping motor. The principle of operation and technical characteristics are illustrated, and the clamping force is calculated. The advantages of this innovation are 1) reconfigurable, though adjustment of its levers’ position for clamping different sized work pieces ; 2) environmental conservation, Compared to the hydraulic clamping device and air cylinder clamping device, it has less noises, needs less energy and no pollution.
Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
L. L. Liu et al., "Gear Stepping Motor Driven Reconfigurable Manipulator", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 121-126, pp. 3325-3329, 2012