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Indexing Carousel

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000093878D
Original Publication Date: 1966-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Smith, CH: AUTHOR

Abstract

Drawing A shows a transport apparatus for moving workpieces such as modules 1 from an input section 2 to an output chute 3. A work operation, such as printing by printer 4, is performed on the workpiece during this transportation. Other operations, such as drilling, marking, positioning, machining, etc., can be alternately performed while using a continuous or intermittent movement of the transport apparatus.

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Indexing Carousel

Drawing A shows a transport apparatus for moving workpieces such as modules 1 from an input section 2 to an output chute 3. A work operation, such as printing by printer 4, is performed on the workpiece during this transportation. Other operations, such as drilling, marking, positioning, machining, etc., can be alternately performed while using a continuous or intermittent movement of the transport apparatus.

Such apparatus includes a continuous roller chain having a plurality of side plates 5 with pusher bars or carriers 6 attached to the sides plates 5. Index or spacer blocks 7 are also attached to plates 5 and are located between pusher bars 6. Inward pressure P is maintained on the transport mechanism by pressure pad 8. Such forces the faces of pusher bars 6 and spacer blocks 7 into contact with each other in the area of the work station. Thus, uniform and repeatable positioning of these elements is assured. Adjustable blocks 9 and 10 are used for chain support, and for tension and take-up control.

A pusher bar 6 is shaped to accept a module 1 from input section 2 and move the module into support track 8 as shown in drawing B. Support track 8 is so shaped as to allow movement of modules 1 past printer 4 and work station without damage to modules 1. A pusher bar 6 then drops module 1 into output chute 3.

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