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Precise piezoelectric prehension

Gareth Monkman (Professor Dr Gareth Monkman Fachhochschule Regensburg, Fachbereich Elektrotechnik, Prüfeninger Str. 58, 93049 Regensburg, Germany. Tel: +49 941 943 1108; Fax: +49 941 943 1424; E‐mail gareth.monkman@e‐technik.fh‐

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 1 June 2000


Piezoelectric actuators are well established for use in expensive optical equipment. Within the last decade, relatively inexpensive piezoelectric actuators have become established technology in pneumatic switching and the first piezoelectrically driven impactive robot grippers are just starting to emerge. Although this article concentrates largely on the use of piezoelectric actuators for use in robot gripping systems, the potential for applications outside this field is immense.



Monkman, G. (2000), "Precise piezoelectric prehension", Industrial Robot, Vol. 27 No. 3, pp. 189-194.




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