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Two-Arbor Floating Automatic Guided Vehicle Fixture

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000043384D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 75K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hewett, FA: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The passive free-floating fixture is mounted on top of an Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV) to remove stopping location tolerances of Å .25 inch. Two arbors 12 are associated with the free-floating fixture 14. Each arbor holds a stack of twenty-three reels and are used as follows: from slitter to the carousel both arbors are full of new slit material. Œ from the carousel to the testers - the right-hand arbor is full of untested reels. from the testers to the carousel - the left-hand arbor is full of tested reels. from the carousel to the winders - the right-hand arbor is full of empty hubs. from the carousel to the hub strip both arbors are full of empty hubs. from the hub strip to the slitters both arbors are full of stripped, clean hubs.

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Two-Arbor Floating Automatic Guided Vehicle Fixture

The passive free-floating fixture is mounted on top of an Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV) to remove stopping location tolerances of Å .25 inch. Two arbors 12 are associated with the free-floating fixture 14. Each arbor holds a stack of twenty-three reels and are used as follows: from slitter to the carousel both arbors are full of new slit material. OE from the carousel to the testers - the right-hand arbor is full of untested reels. from the testers to the carousel - the left-hand arbor is full of tested reels. from the carousel to the winders - the right-hand arbor is full of empty hubs. from the carousel to the hub strip both arbors are full of empty hubs. from the hub strip to the slitters both

arbors are full of stripped, clean hubs. As indicated, the right-hand arbor 12 is generally used for delivery of incomplete material to the testers and winders. The left-hand arbor 12 is used for delivery of completed material to the carousel. Both arbors are used for delivery of material to the hub strip and to and from the slitter. Due to the fact that the arbors 12 must be precisely located to successfully transfer reels from the AGV arbors to similar arbors on other material-handling devices, the AGV arbors must be accurately located. This is accomplished by providing precision locating rollers 16 on the fixture 14 which are used for locating the vehicle 18 with respect to alignment shafts 20 on the robotic devices...