Global to push GA events into
skip to main content

Title: Electromagnetic fasteners

An electromagnetic fastener for manipulating objects in space uses the matic attraction of various metals. An end effector is attached to a robotic manipulating system having an electromagnet such that when current is supplied to the electromagnet, the object is drawn and affixed to the end effector, and when the current is withheld, the object is released. The object to be manipulated includes a multiplicity of ferromagnetic patches at various locations to provide multiple areas for the effector on the manipulator to become affixed to the object. The ferromagnetic patches are sized relative to the object's geometry and mass.
Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
875167
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Department of Energy (Washington, DC) INEEL
Patent Number(s):
US H1378
Contract Number:
AC07-76ID01570
Research Org:
EG & G IDAHO INC
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
electromagnetic; fasteners; fastener; manipulating; space; matic; attraction; various; metals; effector; attached; robotic; electromagnet; current; supplied; drawn; affixed; withheld; released; manipulated; multiplicity; ferromagnetic; patches; locations; provide; multiple; manipulator; sized; relative; geometry; mass; various locations; various metal; provide multiple; /414/244/