The FT-G Microgripper series is designed to handle objects ranging from 0.001 mm to 0.1 mm. The initial openings of the gripper arms are 30 μm, 60 μm and 100 μm. Typical applications include sample preparation and microassembly tasks (pick-and-place). The gripper opening can be controlled with nanometer precision, such that the gripper arms are fully closed upon applying the maximum actuation voltage. Due to the electrostatic actuation principle, the gripper arms do not heat up.
The FT-G102 and the FT-G32 models feature an integrated force sensor for closed-loop control of the gripping force. This enables the handling of fragile samples, the detection of (un)successful gripping, the detection of objects size and the measurement of the mechanical properties of the sample to be picked-up.