In this paper, new design of micro-gripper with shape memory alloy (SMA) actuator is presented. Double SMA actuators were used to enhance the performance of the micro-gripper by using hinge mechanisms; the little displacement of the SMA wire is converted into larger displacement of the tips of the micro-gripper. Stainless steel (St 304) was used as a main material of the gripper structure. Shape memory alloy (Ni-Ti) wires were used as actuators. Finite element model analysis (FEA) using ANSYS software package was used to simulate displacement and stress analysis on the micro gripper. Finally a comparison between the enhanced design and the initial one showed better results in terms of increasing the gripper stroke and reducing the stress on the gripper joints.

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