The new gripping system developed at the Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistk -BIBA-, consists of numerous arms, each is equipped with one vacuum cup which, in turn, is connected to a low-pressure source. In operation, the vacuum cups attach to the exterior surface of a package and hold it in place. As in nature, a multitude of arms accounts for the secure hold of the package. All kinds of gripper variations are imaginable, furnished with either few or a great many of gripping tentacles.
The prototype of the invention is currently being further developed and applied in a funded research project which includes other industrial partners.
ADVANTAGES AND APPLICATIONS
Working principle of the robot system with gripping tentacles on a revolving belt
Manufacturers of gripping solutions for logistical applications
Package gripper, package logistics, unloading containers
DE patent DE102011115951B4
Licensing, cooperation and further development
BIBA - Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH, Universität Bremen