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Fixture to Automatically Unload and Pack Finished Print Wheel Assemblies

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039423D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Ashcraft, G Gorman, R Kozol, E Paul, R Schneider, W [+details]

Abstract

A technique is described whereby a fixture automatically unloads finished print wheels and packs them into cartons or sends them to required assembly areas. It also provides a method of transporting reject parts. The fixture provides four distinct functions: Function 1 - Removes rejected print wheels. Function 2 - Unloads accepted print wheels from an inline machine to a rotary buffer. Function 3 - If print wheels are needed in printer assembly operations, it unloads accepted print wheels and places them on a vibratory linear feeder track. Function 4 - Loads finished print wheels into single cartons as required. The fixture consists of the following units: 1.Pick and place device with a rotating vacuum head. 2.