Automatic Epoxy Mixing Tool
Original Publication Date: 1984-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04
A robotic two-component epoxy mixing and dispensing scheme is described for the application of small batch quantities of high viscosity epoxy. This process will be used on a robotic automated assembly process for printed circuit armature construction. The robot will be supplied with syringes with preattached needles. Each syringe will contain 4 through 6 steel balls to be used for mixing (inserted by the operators at time of loading). The diameter of these balls will be approximately one-fifth through one-third the inside diameter of the syringe. The plungers for the syringes are provided separately. The epoxy used is highly viscous. One component is a paste (approximately 500,000 centipoise). The other component is liquid (approximately 2000 centipoise).