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DHDG / Adaptive gripper


Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

The adaptive gripper DHDG consists of a pneumatic drive in a robust basic body as well as three gripper fingers. The fingers are equipped with FinRay Effect ® (Evologics GmbH) for reliable and non-destructive gripping of fragile materials, irregular workpieces or pressure-sensitive components. As the name suggests, the effect is modelled on the fins of fish. The gripper is fabricated from polyamide in a selective laser sintering process. The open design of the basic body enables space-saving integration of the gripper fingers' movement mechanism.

With a dynamic carrier and minimalist use of materials, this grappler is able to grip fragile materials securely and reliably. It also features a very appealing overall design. An extremely clever solution: the finger on the arm was inspired by the movement of a fish's tail fin.
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Festo SE & Co. KG
Esslingen, Germany

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Festo AG & Co. KG
Esslingen, Germany

Simone Mangold, Ruwen Kaminski, Thilo Grimm

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