Component Distributor for Robot or Manual Bench
Original Publication Date: 1987-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Shown in the figures is a component distributor which allows the components to be easily grasped by a robot gripper or manually. The flat components are arranged in magazines which are placed in receptacles on the component-feed mechanism, as shown in Fig. 1. (Image Omitted) The lower end of the receptacles has a first abutting surface on which the end of the magazine rests and a second abutting surface on which the first component which falls outside the magazine rests. The receptacle comprises means which allow the magazine to be pushed in the position shown in Fig. 2 and to come back to the initial position afterwards. In operation, the hand on the robot gripper, shown in Fig. 3, pushes the magazine so that the component resting on the second abutting surface protrudes as shown in Fig. 2, so that it can be easily grasped.