Handling of Microparts
If our Nanorobotics gripper modules do not fit your needs you should check out the following grippers that work with comparable precision but are not integrated into the modular Nanorobotics system.
Microassembly benefits from
a precise gripper. Klocke Nanotechnik has developed a series of different
Nanomotor driven grippers operating with one Nanometer resolution. Thus
gripping forces can be increased extremely sensitively when gripping a
micropart. A resolution down to a few Nanometers is necessary to avoid
the microparts snapping out of the gripper since smallest movements cause
the forces to increase rapidly.
The gripper structures are produced in our microtechnology network (IVAM) which has great experience in materials and processes. The design of the gripper tips shape can be suited to customers needs.
This Micro Gripper is produced
Mikrotechnik GmbH. Adapted grippers for your applications are available.
The Micro Gripper opens up
to 0.6 mm and can grip with a force of about 2 grams. Due to the Nanomotor
it has a precision in the sub Nanometer range.
The video sequence in Fig. 4 shows the Nanomotor driving the Micro Gripper. The gripper takes a glass fiber with a diameter of 100 µm and brings it to a defined position for connection to a micro lens.
The movie of Fig. 5 shows the top end of a Cannula
Gripper. This tiny structure is included in a Nanomotor, opened with the
carrier tube. A second Nanomotor can move this gripper forward.