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Work Station Transport and Position Drive

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060800D
Original Publication Date: 1986-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Banister, RH: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The lead driver of the work station transport, as shown in Fig. 1, is a cylindrical rod 10 with a series of precisely spaced frustums 11 projecting from its surface to form a desired advancing spiral ridge (lead) along the rod's length. The work station, as shown in Fig. 2, is a block 13 with an internal spiral 14 corresponding to the shape, size, and lead of the frustums 11 projecting from the lead driver. The lead driver is spirally inserted into the work station and then mounted into bearings 15 at each end. Securing the lead driver into bearings 15 at each end permits it to rotate about its axis with no longitudinal movement. As the lead driver is rotated, the work station is transported longitudinally along the lead driver. Rotating the lead driver a desired number of turns will precisely position the work station.

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Work Station Transport and Position Drive

The lead driver of the work station transport, as shown in Fig. 1, is a cylindrical rod 10 with a series of precisely spaced frustums 11 projecting from its surface to form a desired advancing spiral ridge (lead) along the rod's length. The work station, as shown in Fig. 2, is a block 13 with an internal spiral 14 corresponding to the shape, size, and lead of the frustums 11 projecting from the lead driver. The lead driver is spirally inserted into the work station and then mounted into bearings 15 at each end. Securing the lead driver into bearings 15 at each end permits it to rotate about its axis with no longitudinal movement. As the lead driver is rotated, the work station is transported longitudinally along the lead driver. Rotating the lead driver a desired number of turns will precisely position the work station.

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