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Vibratory Feeder

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000081111D
Original Publication Date: 1974-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Chapin, FW: AUTHOR

Abstract

Parts can be fed singly from a supply track by using an air cylinder to actuate a gate and pusher, thus avoiding jamming.

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Vibratory Feeder

Parts can be fed singly from a supply track by using an air cylinder to actuate a gate and pusher, thus avoiding jamming.

Parts 1 are vibrated down an inclined track 2 until they are stopped by the rear edge of pusher 3. Air cylinder 4 is actuated so that piston rod 5 and carrier 6 are moved to the left. As pusher 3 is carried left a drag rod 7 causes the pusher to swing up and over part 1 and, at the same time, carrier 6 lifts gate 8 around pivot 9 to stop additional parts from coming down inclined track 2. The gate 8 will lift any part sitting thereon.

As air cylinder 2 is actuated in the return direction, drag rod 7 swings pusher 3 down to push the part off gate 8 and into the load area. The gate 8 is returned to its unblocking position by spring 10. Thereafter a new part is fed into contact with the rear edge of pusher 3. Drag rod 7 frictionally engages an opening, not shown, in support member 11.

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