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Belt-Feeding Machine

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046159D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Daniels, GW [+details]

Abstract

The above belt-feeding machine (shown in top and side views) may be used to supply a robot arm with small belts, such as timing belts used on floppy disk drives. Belts to be fed are encased in a sleeve. The operation of the machine includes moving the sleeved belt from a hopper to a nest station, slitting the sleeve and removing the sleeve so that the belt is nested ready for a robot arm to pick up.