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Armature Arm Assembly Gauge

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037363D
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

Barenboim, M: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a gauge device that holds parts in an aligned position on a pallet during transmission through a multi-station assembly line and also during manual assembly.

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Armature Arm Assembly Gauge

This article describes a gauge device that holds parts in an aligned position on a pallet during transmission through a multi-station assembly line and also during manual assembly.

The gauge of this disclosure eliminates a common but complex procedure of assembly. Usually after placement of a magnet armature arm, a current energizes the coil to hold the arm in place. Coils must stay energized until the magnet is completely assembled. If the magnet is assembled on a fully automatic assembly line, the assembly process and the line itself become much more complicated. Not only must the armature arms placement stations supply current to the coils, but the whole assembly line must be electrified for the duration of the assembly process.

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The armature arm assembly gauge disclosed herein is shown in perspective view in Fig. 1. A shaft 1 is connected to head 2 with connecting pin 3. Two locating pins 4 are provided for engagement with the magnet stator plate tooling holes. Cavities A hold the armature arms, and cavities B provide clearance of the screws of the stator plate subassembly.

Fig. 2 is an exploded perspective view showing the gauge positioned on top of magnet stator plate 5 with the locating pins 4 in the stator place tooling holes (not shown). The gauge remains in this position until eighteen armature arms 6, hold down spring 7, and spring plate 8 are assembled and secured with screws
9. The assembled magnet is shown...