Fluid-filled micro suction-controller array for handling objects

Satoshi Nishita, Hiroaki Onoe

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Abstract

This paper reports fluid-filled flexible micro suction-controller array (MISCA) that can hold diverse shape of objects. MISCA is made of PDMS and each suction unit works independently. Key technical issue was gas permeability of PDMS, which decreases the suction pressure for handling. We overcome this problem by using ethylene glycol as working fluid. We confirmed that MISCA filled with ethylene glycol had the highest suction pressure, and successfully demonstrated that 100 mm2-area MISCA can pull up a 75 g object, or a grooved object held by partial contact of the suction array.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 Transducers - 2015 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages815-818
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479989553
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Aug 5
Event18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2015 - Anchorage, United States
Duration: 2015 Jun 212015 Jun 25

Other

Other18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2015
CountryUnited States
CityAnchorage
Period15/6/2115/6/25

Keywords

  • gas permeability
  • PDMS
  • robotic manipulation
  • Suction devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Nishita, S., & Onoe, H. (2015). Fluid-filled micro suction-controller array for handling objects. In 2015 Transducers - 2015 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2015 (pp. 815-818). [7181048] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2015.7181048