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1. (WO2018039372) AUTOMATIC MAGNETIC GRIPPER FOR NON-MAGNETIC OBJECTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/039372    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/048249
Publication Date: Fri Mar 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 24 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B25J 15/02
B23Q 7/04
B25J 15/06
B65G 47/34
B65G 47/92
H02K 23/00
Applicants: DISHCRAFT ROBOTICS, INC.
Inventors: BIRKMEYER, Paul, M.
PETERS, Kenneth, M.
Title: AUTOMATIC MAGNETIC GRIPPER FOR NON-MAGNETIC OBJECTS
Abstract:
A system for automatically magnetically gripping non-magnetic objects. The system includes a robotic arm, a magnetic actuator, and a free magnetic element. The magnetic actuator may be coupled to an end effector of the robotic arm. A non-magnetic object may be placed between the free magnetic element and the magnetic actuator. The magnetic actuator may magnetically attract the free magnetic element to securely grasp the non- magnetic object therebetween. A corresponding method is also disclosed and claimed herein.