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Robotic Fixture for Merging and Demerging Disks

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037307D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 3 page(s) / 89K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Berg, JS: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Fig. 1 illustrates a robotic fixture which permits one to either merge or demerge disks for magnetic recording media to a given spacing configuration. The fixture takes 15 parts from a shipping container or other holding containers and places them in process cassettes at a specified 0.50-inch spacing. (Image Omitted)

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Robotic Fixture for Merging and Demerging Disks

Fig. 1 illustrates a robotic fixture which permits one to either merge or demerge disks for magnetic recording media to a given spacing configuration. The fixture takes 15 parts from a shipping container or other holding containers and places them in process cassettes at a specified 0.50-inch spacing.

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Fig. 1 shows the robotic fixture in a merged stage 1 and demerged stage 2. These stages are accomplished by utilizing an air cylinder 3 to open and close the fixture. Disks picked up by the fixture rest in grooves 4, detailed in Fig. 2.

The robotic fixture is attached to a robot head 5. Spacing of the parts is dictated by stop tabs 6 on the sides of the fixture. When air cylinder 3 demerges the tool, a solid bar 7 travels distance X on the horizontal axis of the fixture. Expansion distance Y is accomplished by a stop 8 of the fixture. To accommodate various product sizes, a separate tool for each product size is necessary.

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