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Feeding of Slotted Pins

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052922D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Glaeser, RD: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

In the manufacture of different mechanisms, certain pins may be used which have slots formed on the sides of the pins. Where a pin has multiple slots, such as pin 10 in Fig. 1, feeding of the pins may be accomplished by supporting rods or rails 14 in spaced relationship corresponding to the spaced positioning of the slots 16 formed in pins or rods 10. The pins or rods may be fed onto the support rails or rods 14 by conventional vibrator feeders. Once on the support rods 14, the support rods themselves may be vibrated to effect feed or may be oriented at an angle for gravity feed or may be combined with vibration and an angled elevation to accomplish some rise in elevation of the rods during feeding.

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Feeding of Slotted Pins

In the manufacture of different mechanisms, certain pins may be used which have slots formed on the sides of the pins. Where a pin has multiple slots, such as pin 10 in Fig. 1, feeding of the pins may be accomplished by supporting rods or rails 14 in spaced relationship corresponding to the spaced positioning of the slots 16 formed in pins or rods 10. The pins or rods may be fed onto the support rails or rods 14 by conventional vibrator feeders. Once on the support rods 14, the support rods themselves may be vibrated to effect feed or may be oriented at an angle for gravity feed or may be combined with vibration and an angled elevation to accomplish some rise in elevation of the rods during feeding.

An alternative technique for supporting pins which contain notches or grooves only on one portion of the periphery, such as illustrated in Fig. 2, is to constrain the pins against the support and guide rails 14 by a plate 18. Plate 18 will keep the pin 12 in engagement with and supported by rods 14.

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