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Ribbon Shield and Paper Guard Loading Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035005D
Original Publication Date: 1989-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 65K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kozol, EJ: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a mechanism which automatically loads from a magazine an assembled ribbon shield and paper guard onto a flexband assembly. (Image Omitted) Referring to the drawings, Fig. 1 is a top view, Fig. 2 a side view and Fig. 3 a front view in direction A of the mechanism disclosed herein which is a part of a fully automatic station. This station is equipped with a robot, rotary-dispensing magazine stacked with ribbon shield and paper guard parts and an ultrasonic welder. The mechanism includes equipment as follows: A. Main base of station B. Loading air cylinder operates carriage H (Image Omitted) C. Support plate for all equipment D. Lifter assembly E. Air cylinder for right-hand tab lifter assembly F.

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Ribbon Shield and Paper Guard Loading Device

This article describes a mechanism which automatically loads from a magazine an assembled ribbon shield and paper guard onto a flexband assembly.

(Image Omitted)

Referring to the drawings, Fig. 1 is a top view, Fig. 2 a side view and Fig. 3 a front view in direction A of the mechanism disclosed herein which is a part of a fully automatic station. This station is equipped with a robot, rotary-dispensing magazine stacked with ribbon shield and paper guard parts and an ultrasonic welder. The mechanism includes equipment as follows: A. Main base of station

B. Loading air cylinder operates carriage H

(Image Omitted)

C. Support plate for all equipment

D. Lifter assembly

E. Air cylinder for right-hand tab lifter assembly

F. Form and load head that operates at 90 degrees between

two positions

G. Stationary cam to operate load head 90 degrees

H. Carriage assembly to carry load head

J. Air cylinder for left-hand tab lifter assembly In operation, the robot picks a shield from the magazine and places it on top of lifter assembly D through an opening on carriage H which is in the forward position. Cylinder B retracts and the carriage is retracted 4.5 inches. The form and load head F that is attached to the carriage and held against cam G by an extension spring, retracts with the carriage. The head F moves along the contour of cam G and is turned 90 degrees at the end of the 4.5 inch stroke. The contour on head F is now opposite the...