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Magazine for Assembly Line Supply

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000051891D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Westermann, KH: AUTHOR

Abstract

There is shown and described a tubular magazine for supplying items to an automated assembly line. More specifically, as shown, it is a tubular magazine for use during storage, transport, and supply of keybuttons to a keyboard assembly operation.

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Magazine for Assembly Line Supply

There is shown and described a tubular magazine for supplying items to an automated assembly line. More specifically, as shown, it is a tubular magazine for use during storage, transport, and supply of keybuttons to a keyboard assembly operation.

In Fig. 1, tube 1 is shown to have locking/release means 2 at each end. Fig. 2 shows keybuttons 3 held in place by locking members 2 in their operative positions.

The advantages of having locking means 2 at each end include ease of transportation without the danger of escape. Further, the locking means can be released automatically by having suitably formed members 4 in a receiving device, as shown in Fig. 2. Additionally, more than two members 2 may be used depending upon the shape of the parts to be contained, fed or escaped.

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