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Robot Teach Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038201D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Erickson, RD: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A robot teach tool 4 is shown in the figures. The robot teach tool is used in assigning points for cassette and rack applications to improve automatic disk handling accuracy.

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Robot Teach Tool

A robot teach tool 4 is shown in the figures. The robot teach tool is used in assigning points for cassette and rack applications to improve automatic disk handling accuracy.

The tool 4 is the same thickness and width as a magnetic disk. It has two holes 5,6 which are of the same diameter and location as the hub holes at the inside diameter (I.D.) of the magnetic memory disk.

When placed in a cassette 3 (Fig. 1), the configuration of the lower robot teach tool assures it is parallel to the cassette slots and perpendicular to the cassette base. The "Y" axis point is set by aligning the robot's vacuum gripper to the top hole 5 of the robot teach tool. The bottom hole 6 is used to teach the origin and "X" axis point.

The hole spacing is dictated by the rack spacing while hanging on the rack support structure 7,8. When the robot teach tool is placed on the racks 7, the two holes 5,6 are at the same location as a magnetic memory disk I.D. The robot's vacuum gripper is then aligned to the teach tool 4 to set the rack points.

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