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Continuous Delivery of Screws in a Horizontal Position

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120064D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kohlmeyer, WC: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Continuous feed screw presenters typically present a screw in a vertical position for pick-up by the screw driver. In some applications, this orientation is not convenient and would require more degrees of freedom in the automated screw driver which takes screws from the presenter. These added degrees of freedom mean increased cost and complexity. We propose a simple modification to an existing screw presenter which allows it to present screws in a horizontal position rather than a vertical position without any loss of function or interruption of flow.

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Continuous Delivery of Screws in a Horizontal Position

      Continuous feed screw presenters typically present a
screw in a vertical position for pick-up by the screw driver.  In
some applications, this orientation is not convenient and would
require more degrees of freedom in the automated screw driver which
takes screws from the presenter.  These added degrees of freedom mean
increased cost and complexity.  We propose a simple modification to
an existing screw presenter which allows it to present screws in a
horizontal position rather than a vertical position without any loss
of function or interruption of flow.

      Figs. 1 and 2 show the specific design.  Note that the part
circled in the figures is the part being discussed, and the remainder
is an existing commercially available piece.  Note also that in the
application shown, the screw is ultimately screwed into the part in
the horizontal position so that feeding the screw horizontally rather
than vertically eliminates the need for the driver to rotate into the
vertical position to pick up a screw.