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Component Automated Pick and Place Machine

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122190D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gill, EJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Figs. 1 and 2 illustrate the pick and place machine. Components packaged in tubes are loaded in the outboard shuttle fixture. The shuttle automatically is moved under the machines to the pick position. The head comes down picking components up by air feed and vacuum lift, and then the head moves up. The board is fed under head for placing. The head moves down and places all components. The head or board feeds to the next station.

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Component Automated Pick and Place Machine

      Figs. 1 and 2 illustrate the pick and place machine.
Components packaged in tubes are loaded in the outboard shuttle
fixture.  The shuttle automatically is moved under the machines to
the pick position.  The head comes down picking components up by air
feed and vacuum lift, and then the head moves up.  The board is fed
under head for placing. The head moves down and places all
components.  The head or board feeds to the next station.

      The machine employs external loading with use of multiple feed
fixtures.  There is no machine down-time. Accuracy is assumed through
tooling vs. robotic single move per component.  The components are
air fed.  The machine may be modified by changing the fixture's head
to run multiple board configurations.