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Travelling Tool Holder for Robot

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044813D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Paxton, TR: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This tool holder provides a robot with instant access to tools, materials, parts, or other supplies without moving to a remote location.

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Travelling Tool Holder for Robot

This tool holder provides a robot with instant access to tools, materials, parts, or other supplies without moving to a remote location.

A shelf or hanger-type device 10 is suspended from the Z-motor support collar 12, presenting tools, parts, or other useful items to the gripper during an automated process. This storage shelf travels with the Z arm 14 in the X-Y plane, always being handy to the gripper 16 and reached by raising the Z arm 14 and directing the rotary joints to the proper positions on the shelf 18. This device 10 could be picked up at one end of the robot frame, used to perform a process, then put back at a "docking station", and another different shelf picked up and used in a different process.

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