A PZT Actuated Triple-Finger Gripper for Multi-Target Micromanipulation
AbstractThis paper presents a triple-finger gripper driven by a piezoceramic (PZT) transducer for multi-target micromanipulation. The gripper consists of three fingers assembled on adjustable pedestals with flexible hinges for a large adjustable range. Each finger has a PZT actuator, an amplifying structure, and a changeable end effector. The moving trajectories of single and double fingers were calculated and finite element analyses were performed to verify the reliability of the structures. In the gripping experiment, various end effectors of the fingers such as tungsten probes and fibers were tested, and different micro-objects such as glass hollow spheres and iron spheres with diameters ranging from 10 to 800 μm were picked and released. The output resolution is 145 nm/V, and the driven displacement range of the gripper is 43.4 μm. The PZT actuated triple-finger gripper has superior adaptability, high efficiency, and a low cost. View Full-Text
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Chen, T.; Wang, Y.; Yang, Z.; Liu, H.; Liu, J.; Sun, L. A PZT Actuated Triple-Finger Gripper for Multi-Target Micromanipulation. Micromachines 2017, 8, 33.
Chen T, Wang Y, Yang Z, Liu H, Liu J, Sun L. A PZT Actuated Triple-Finger Gripper for Multi-Target Micromanipulation. Micromachines. 2017; 8(2):33.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chen, Tao; Wang, Yaqiong; Yang, Zhan; Liu, Huicong; Liu, Jinyong; Sun, Lining. 2017. "A PZT Actuated Triple-Finger Gripper for Multi-Target Micromanipulation." Micromachines 8, no. 2: 33.