Feeding of Slotted Pins
Original Publication Date: 1981-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12
In the manufacture of different mechanisms, certain pins may be used which have slots formed on the sides of the pins. Where a pin has multiple slots, such as pin 10 in Fig. 1, feeding of the pins may be accomplished by supporting rods or rails 14 in spaced relationship corresponding to the spaced positioning of the slots 16 formed in pins or rods 10. The pins or rods may be fed onto the support rails or rods 14 by conventional vibrator feeders. Once on the support rods 14, the support rods themselves may be vibrated to effect feed or may be oriented at an angle for gravity feed or may be combined with vibration and an angled elevation to accomplish some rise in elevation of the rods during feeding.