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Developing a

multifunctional, long-arm gripper

Gripper automatically packs manufactured components with three fingers, places them in boxes and places a layer of protective cardboard over them using a vacuum gripper. The Robot Report Staff

Mohsen Saadat has always been inventive and technically gi ed. As a young boy, the 5-year-old Iranian invented his own toys, building small cars out of wire, for example – without any tools. The now 75-year-old’s passion for technology has never le . At 19, Saadat moved to Germany, studied engineering, and taught as a professor. In 1991, he founded GMG – Gesellscha für modulare Greifersysteme – in Soest, North Rhine-Westphalia. His goal was to combine higher design theory scientific methods with state-of-the-art manufacturing processes. “Within a few years, we successfully developed lightweight and flexible gripper systems for robots and automation systems based on the human hand,” says Saadat proudly. He convinced numerous industries of his technology. The grippers, which have up to six individually movable fingers and, in some cases, over 100 joints, are used to handle car wheels in the automotive industry, to hold up sacks when filling them with bulk material, or to package sausage and cheese in the food industry. A flexible and torsional rigid tower However, one of the inventions that makes Saadat proudest is a multifunctional long-arm gripper system. The gripper can automatically pack manufactured components – such as brake discs – with three fingers, place them in boxes and then place a layer of protective cardboard over them using a vacuum gripper.

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