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Rotary Tool- End Effector for a Robot

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000050616D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Juhl, PW: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

To increase accuracy and stiffness in the pilot hole drilling and routing operation, it is necessary to cut dawn the distance from the drill tip to the pitch axis and have the drilling thrust forces normal to the pitch axis.

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Rotary Tool- End Effector for a Robot

To increase accuracy and stiffness in the pilot hole drilling and routing operation, it is necessary to cut dawn the distance from the drill tip to the pitch axis and have the drilling thrust forces normal to the pitch axis.

The arrangement is shown in the drawing where the drill motor 10 is located within the gimbal 12 with the center axis thereof perpendicular to the pitch motor 14 axis. The end 16 of the drill 18 is located as close to the center line of the pitch motor 14 as possible. This considerably improves the accuracy and stiffness of the drilling operation. It should be noted that all the drilling thrust forces are normal to the rotary axes; therefore, the positioning strength of the rotary motors is not a factor. It should be appreciated that the arrangement can also be used to hold a routing cutter to contour panels rather than the drill 18.

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