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Two-piece Tote for Workpieces in Automated Production Line

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041056D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Barenboim, M Doll, C Frohman, R Judd, M Reynolds, S [+details]

Abstract

Totes for workpieces in an automated production line have a common base and individualized inserts. Fig 1 shows common base 1 fitted with insert 2. Base 1 is provided with four holes 3 engaged by shot pins in the work station to assure precise location. The interior 4 of each insert 2 is designed with pockets of different sizes and shapes to hold specific parts, sub-assemblies or workpieces. These pockets are designed so that workpieces or assemblies fit only one way, and are accurately located with respect to shot pin holes 3 assuring positioning repeatability of workpieces. Supports 5 are provided to prevent sagging of insert 2. Insert 2 is riveted to base 1 at several points 6.