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Diskette Test and Pack Application

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044487D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 76K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Candelaria, R: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The arrangement uses the IBM 7535 manufacturing system robot to provide the diskette test and packing function. The diskette 10 is fed from a magazine 18, tested in a tester 12, and loaded into an envelope 14. The diskette 10 within the envelope 14 is then packed ten to a shipping box, five diskettes on each side of the box. Referring to Fig. 1, there is shown the hardware which was developed for this particular application. A 45Πpitch gripper 16 is shown at the end of the Z axis of the robot. The gripper 16 has a pair of specially built gripper fingers 18 adapted to pick up and hold diskettes 10. Fig. 2 shows the plan view layout of the various stations with respect to the 7535 manufacturing system robot. The diskettes 10 are shown pushed out at the bottom of the diskette feeders 18.

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Diskette Test and Pack Application

The arrangement uses the IBM 7535 manufacturing system robot to provide the diskette test and packing function. The diskette 10 is fed from a magazine 18, tested in a tester 12, and loaded into an envelope 14. The diskette 10 within the envelope 14 is then packed ten to a shipping box, five diskettes on each side of the box. Referring to Fig. 1, there is shown the hardware which was developed for this particular application. A 45OE pitch gripper 16 is shown at the end of the Z axis of the robot. The gripper 16 has a pair of specially built gripper fingers 18 adapted to pick up and hold diskettes 10. Fig. 2 shows the plan view layout of the various stations with respect to the 7535 manufacturing system robot. The diskettes 10 are shown pushed out at the bottom of the diskette feeders 18. The diskette 10 is picked up by the robot and fed to the diskette tester 12 station where the robot inserts the diskette into the tester. The robot waits for the test completion and, if it is a reject, it unloads the diskette and takes it to the reject shoot 20. If it is acceptable, it unloads the diskette and takes it to the envelope dispenser 22. A sensor tells whether an envelope 14 is available in position. The diskette 10 is inserted into the envelope feeder 22 by the robot, and the diskette 10 and envelope 14 are removed from the feeder 22. The diskette 10 within the envelope 14 is then placed in a shipping box utilizing a 45OE pitch of the...