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XYZ Axis Alignment, Assembly and Ship Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046800D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Frye, CS: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

In connection with manipulators having X, Y and Z orthogonal axes, a tool provides XYZ axis alignment, trolley adjustment, motor to cam height calibration, ped (gripper) calibration, temposonic (transducer feedback) calibration and a means of securing all axis joints during shipment. This is accomplished with the use of a block 1 and pin 2. The block rests on the arm 3 and is a specified thickness to automatically space the motor block in relation to the cam. The pin 2 slips through the motor plate, screws into the block 1 and slips into holes provided in the arm aligning the motor to the joint, the joint to the arm and the X axis arm to the Y axis arm. Trolleys are then assembled into the joints and adjusted to seat against the arms. The blocks 1 are machined to 2.000 inches wide to calibrate gripper opening.

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XYZ Axis Alignment, Assembly and Ship Tool

In connection with manipulators having X, Y and Z orthogonal axes, a tool provides XYZ axis alignment, trolley adjustment, motor to cam height calibration, ped (gripper) calibration, temposonic (transducer feedback) calibration and a means of securing all axis joints during shipment. This is accomplished with the use of a block 1 and pin 2. The block rests on the arm 3 and is a specified thickness to automatically space the motor block in relation to the cam. The pin 2 slips through the motor plate, screws into the block 1 and slips into holes provided in the arm aligning the motor to the joint, the joint to the arm and the X axis arm to the Y axis arm. Trolleys are then assembled into the joints and adjusted to seat against the arms. The blocks 1 are machined to 2.000 inches wide to calibrate gripper opening. They are also geometrically designed so that 4 of these blocks together weigh exactly 5 lbs. to calibrate the gripper peds. The pins are also used to center the XYZ axis joints at midpoints of travel which is the center of the operating range of the transducers. Pin holes are provided at the extreme plus and minus limits of the respective travel limits for positional feedback adjustment. The pins and blocks are installed prior to shipment to secure all axis joints.

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