Linear motion provider THK adds TRX robot hand to lineup

THK's TRX robotic hands

The TRX robotic gripper comes in large and small models. Source: THK

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — THK America Inc., which said it is a world leader in linear motion guides, has added the Type TRX Robot Hand to its product lineup.

The TRX is a three-finger linkage system shaped like a human hand and is designed to enable the grasping of objects of various sizes and shapes. The company’s unit in Japan has developed the hand over the past three years. THK’s robot hand integrates fingers, actuator, and a driver controller for an all-in-one, space-saving design.

The TRX robot hand is available in compact and large models. The compact Type TRX-S weighs 320g (11.28 oz.). This lighter robotic gripper allows for the transfer of a heavier object when attached to a robot arm. The maximum gripping diameter of the TRX-S is 100mm (3.9 in.). The large Type TRX-L weighs 1200g (2.6 lb.) and features a maximum gripping diameter of 150mm (0.19 in.).

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About THK

THK manufactures the widest range of linear motion products, including LM guides, ball screws, mechanical actuators, ball splines and more. The company said that all of its products have been designed and manufactured to meet the strictest requirements.

THK added that its experienced Global Engineering Team can provide customized linear motion solutions from their standard linear motion products, as well as from mechatronics products for the most demanding applications.