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XYZ Axis Alignment, Assembly and Ship Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046800D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Frye, CS Morgan, JS Reis, JW [+details]

Abstract

In connection with manipulators having X, Y and Z orthogonal axes, a tool provides XYZ axis alignment, trolley adjustment, motor to cam height calibration, ped (gripper) calibration, temposonic (transducer feedback) calibration and a means of securing all axis joints during shipment. This is accomplished with the use of a block 1 and pin 2. The block rests on the arm 3 and is a specified thickness to automatically space the motor block in relation to the cam. The pin 2 slips through the motor plate, screws into the block 1 and slips into holes provided in the arm aligning the motor to the joint, the joint to the arm and the X axis arm to the Y axis arm. Trolleys are then assembled into the joints and adjusted to seat against the arms. The blocks 1 are machined to 2.000 inches wide to calibrate gripper opening.