Grippers in Motion

The Fascination of Automated Handling Tasks

  • Andreas Wolf
  • Ralf Steinmann
  • Henrik Schunk

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-N13
  2. Pages 168-221
  3. Pages 222-245
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 246-248

About this book


Automated gripping and handling tasks offer a great rationalization potential but they are still difficult to realize. This book shows you how to ensure process reliability on the basis of combining the right components with advanced application know-how. By explaining basic preconditions of the gripping process and highlighting the milestones of automation history, we guide you all the way through to the center of the handling process – the workpiece. Its ambient conditions and setup are clearly defined as well as the process of setting grippers in motion. Starting with simple linear movements up to multi-axis kinematics, you are provided with the details for practical solutions.

A whole range of current applications illustrates the variety and opportunities of automation in daily business.


Applications Grippers Motion and Speed Pick and Place Robot Hand Robots Swifel Unit Tool Changer Tool Connector automation history kinematics robot robotics

Authors and affiliations

  • Andreas Wolf
    • 1
  • Ralf Steinmann
    • 2
  • Henrik Schunk
    • 3
  1. 1.robomotion GmbHStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Schunk GmbH & Co. KGLauffen/NeckarGermany
  3. 3.Schunk, Inc.MorrisvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-25657-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27718-7
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