On September, 1 (Sat), the Mechanical Fair 2018, organized by Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Gunma Block was held at Haruna Plaza on the first floor of Smark Isezaki.
Our company displayed two demonstration machines: so-called Grasping Grasper, the one with a torque sensor which is currently under development at our Engineering Headquarters, and the other one with the elevator brakes, resembling a roulette. Elementary, middle and high school students who visited the event were trying to grasp candies and sweets without crushing them by feeling the sensation transmitted by the torque sensor to the operating lever. They were shouting with joy the number of prizes determined by operating the switch (roulette) of the elevator brake demonstration machine. By actually operating the demonstration machines, the students were able to get the feeling of the machines, and they got interested in their mechanisms and principles. We finished the Fair with great success.
We think that participation in this event may have helped children to experience the fun of science and technology and to expand their interests.