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Automatic Unloading of Print Wheels From Canisters and Transferring Them to an Assembly Machine

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040498D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Ashcraft, G Gorman, R Kozol, EJ Paul, R [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a technique for unloading print wheels automati- cally from canisters without distortion or damage and transferring them to an assembly machine. Referring to the drawings, Fig. 1 is a top view of the assembly station showing canisters positioned on a sixteen-position rotary turret table A. The table top dial outer ring rotates and is equipped with canister edge guides N that locate the canister. There are also sixteen spring-loaded ball plungers M that engage a recess in the canister and clamp the canister towards the center of the dial table. A sixteen-position table with sixteen locating nests is shown. This (Image Omitted) table processes print wheels before delivery to the in-line assembly machine shown in side view in Fig. 2. Fig. 3 is a section across A-A in Fig. 2.