Patent Number: 6,305,728

Title: Device for mechanically grasping and palletizing rectangular objects

Abstract: A device for mechanically picking and palletizing rectangular objects of various sizes for attachment to a robotic arm. The device includes a pair of rails having a plurality of longitudinally spaced, elongated L-shaped grips extending there through. The distance between the respective rails can be adjusted to accommodate various width containers. The L-shaped grips are capable of pivotal rotation such that their grip ends rotate under the object for picking and palletizing. A pair of pallet hooks having suction cups attached thereto is also provided on the device.

Inventors: Holter; Carl F. (Waukesha, WI), Manion; John M. (Waukesha, WI)

Assignee: ABB Flexible Automation Inc.

International Classification: B25J 15/10 (20060101); B25J 15/06 (20060101); B25J 15/02 (20060101); B65G 47/90 (20060101); B25J 015/10 (); B65B 035/50 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018