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Mechanism for Auto-Feeding of Screws to Robot-Operated Screwdriver

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039428D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Johnson, WC [+details]

Abstract

A mechanism is described that provides the capability for automatic feeding of screws to a driver assembly, capable of driving into deep holes or enclosed areas, manipulated by a robot. Previously the screws required singular pickup from a pre-established point. This consumed significant cycle time. Figs. 1 and 2 show the Auto-feed Assembly separately, while Fig. 3 shows the Auto-feed Assembly incorporated with the screwdriver assembly. Fig. 4 is present on Assembly View of the Transfer Mechanism. Fig. 1 shows the front view of the Auto-feed Assembly. The vertical cylinder Adapter Plate 1 attaches to the screwdriver Robot Inter (Image Omitted) face along with the Guide Rod Bushing Sub-assembly 12 with screws 3 and 14, respectively.