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Multimachine Function Control Logic Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000091961D
Original Publication Date: 1968-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Amundson, LL: AUTHOR

Abstract

The mechanical logic mechanism determines the machine elements which are to operate during a machine cycle by the angular position of output sensors 10, 11, and 12. Each output sensor controls a machine function and is associated with and controlled by one or a combination of logic sectors. Each logic control segment has five discrete angular portions. These each present a peripheral surface segment to terminate travel of sensing rail 14 of an output sensor in a range 0...3. Varying the angular position of logic sector 13 establishes a predetermined terminal clockwise travel of the cooperating output sensor 10, 11 or 12 during a sensing cycle.

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Multimachine Function Control Logic Mechanism

The mechanical logic mechanism determines the machine elements which are to operate during a machine cycle by the angular position of output sensors 10, 11, and 12. Each output sensor controls a machine function and is associated with and controlled by one or a combination of logic sectors. Each logic control segment has five discrete angular portions. These each present a peripheral surface segment to terminate travel of sensing rail 14 of an output sensor in a range 0...3. Varying the angular position of logic sector 13 establishes a predetermined terminal clockwise travel of the cooperating output sensor 10, 11 or 12 during a sensing cycle.

Control shaft 16 has secured to it logic matrix segments 13a, 13e, and 13f respectively associated with the output sensors 10, 11, and 12. Interposer segment 13b carries pins 17a and 17b which respectively engage segments 13a and 13c to interrelate pivoting of segment 13a with mode control member 18. The latter has projecting from it segments 13c and 13d which interrelate the logic received by output sensors 10 and 11. Member 18 is independently positionable to the extent it is free of interference with pin 17b. Thus the sensed position of a given output sensor can be controlled by a single logic segment, a plurality of logic segments, or interrelated with another output function.

When the machine entries are effected, segments 13a...13f are positioned. During the subsequent mac...