Automatic Conveying, Positioning and Testing Apparatus
Original Publication Date: 1984-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-03
The apparatus described automatically conveys, positions, and tests products during final stages of the manufacturing process. A typical product is shown in Fig. 1. A conveyor and test station is shown in Figs. 2A, 2B and 3. A final conveyor section is shown in Figs. 4A and 4B. Various details of the test station are shown in Figs. 5-7, and selected elements of the final conveyor section are shown in Fig. 8. An individual product 1 (Fig. 1) has a control panel 2 which includes an On-Off switch 3, a light-emitting diode (LED) display 4, and a depressible Emergency Off switch 5. Product 1 also has a cooling fan 7 mounted on the rear wall and an electrical connector 8 connected by cables 9, 9a, and 9b to a variety of circuit elements in the product including the elements in control panel 2, fan 7 and other elements (not shown).