Mechanism for Transferring Items to and From Slotted Magazines
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
A mechanism is described that provides for a simple, smooth, inexpensive means of transferring items, such as circuit boards, trays of parts, etc., to and from magazines. (Image Omitted) Automated processing equipment for such items as circuit board assemblies commonly uses slotted magazines for transfer and storage. The smooth handling of items is often critical since unsecured components may be dislodged by rough handling. This mechanism provides this smoothness and additional features over the prior art. Referring to Figs. 1 and 2, the mechanism consists of a rotary actuator 15 which rotates a drive gear 16. The drive wheel motor assembly 13 is pivoted about shaft 12 by link 14. The driven gear 17 symmetrically drives the other side.