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End Effectors in the Industrial Automation Ecosystem

Overview the common types of end effectors/grippers and gain a framework for designing and selecting an end effector for your application.

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ASME’s End Effectors in the Ecosystem course introduces the learner to some of the common types of end effectors, also known as grippers and provides a framework for consideration when designing and selecting an end effector for your application. Additionally, tools are provided to assist with hard to estimate problems to allow for a more efficient design cycle.

This course was developed in a collaboration between ASME and industry expert TJ Johnson. TJ has been the chief technology officer of two robotics companies and was the lead mechanical engineer for a Techstars company. He designs new methodologies and technologies for robotics systems, finding solutions to complex problems. His career in robotics and automation ranges from small aerial robotics to complex manufacturing systems as both an engineer and an attorney. TJ operates a design and consulting company that performs cell design, installation, and workforce integration based out of Michigan.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Physics of end effectors
  • Impactive end effectors
  • Ingressive end effectors
  • Astrictive end effectors
  • Contigutive end effectors
  • Specialty design end effectors


You will learn to:

  • Describe an end effector, it's function and where it is found in the robotic design
  • Use a design framework that allows for design considerations based on the initial, translation, and final presentation of the part
  • Calculate and solve various end effector equations required for selecting and designing end effectors and recognize the components of the equations
  • Define and distinguish the key components and design considerations for the common types of end effectors
  • Examine the components, considerations, and conditions that can determine what end effectors are suitable
  • Utilize various resources like the vacuum calculator to solve difficult end effector related problems

 
This self-study course is designed to be taken at a learner’s convenience and schedule. Learners have 90 days to finish the course from the date of purchase.

Additional benefits

  • Gain practical, vocational, and generalist knowledge in industrial robotics automation, a multiple-step process
  • Combine engineering experience and skills with new knowledge and apply it in real world case studies
  • Fulfill career goals in a rapidly growing field


Outline
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 Who should attend?

  • Engineers in any engineering field (i.e., electrical, mechanical, computer, etc.) who were not trained in robotics in their academic program but who are now considering a career in industrial robotics automation
  • Engineers in small- to mid-size manufacturing companies with a need to add robotic automation to their processes
  • Managers and owners of manufacturing companies who want to integrate robots into their manufacturing processes and need an understanding of the challenges of automation


Course participants are expected to:

  • Have fundamental engineering knowledge
  • Be familiar with engineering ethics, such as ASME’s Code of Ethics of Engineers
  • Ideally, have some experience working in the manufacturing industry, but not necessarily in automation
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