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smw11

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Need a gripper for KUKA KR6
« on: March 06, 2019, 08:01:25 AM »
Hello there, my name is Yorn..


I need a gripper to practice brick layering,I have only bare robot arm.
Is anyone here have some idea where I can buy it?
The one that I can practice with KUKA PRC sample files..

Any suggestion would be appreciated
Thanks in advance
« Last Edit: March 06, 2019, 08:50:55 AM by smw11 »

Johannes @ Robots in Architecture

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Re: Need a gripper for KUKA KR6
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2019, 08:40:26 AM »
Hello,

If you are just starting out my suggestion would be to look on eBay as you can find grippers for really cheap there (also depending on where you are located). Otherwise the manufacturers will get you in touch with their local representatives.
We usually use grippers by Schunk, but there are also many other brands around.
Most grippers work with pressured air, so you will need a compressor. From there the air goes into the back of the Agilus and comes out through one of the three valves on axis 4 (6 openings closed with screws). Usually a gripper has got at least two ports: One side where the air opens the fingers and one side that closes the fingers. If it is spring loaded it might also just use a single port.

Note that a gripper comes usually without fingers - unless you order them with it. Schunk also has that eGrip design system, but basically they will just laser sinter the finger, which you could also do with custom designs: http://www.egrip.schunk.com/

Best,
Johannes