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Parts Presentation Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000057394D
Original Publication Date: 1988-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Brown, DL Cox, DJ Layer, LF [+details]

Abstract

A parts feeder device is described which is designed to supply a robot with parts required in an automatic assembly operation in a reliable, inexpensive manner. Device 10 (Fig. 1) consists of a series of feeder rows 11 (five rows in the illustration) which are held in an inclined position on support table 12. Anti-shingle rails 13 are placed above each feeder row and are supported on device 10 by brackets 14. (Image Omitted) Slider 15 is placed at the lower end of device 10 (Fig. 2) and contains chamber 16 and slider cover 17. Sensor 18 is attached to slider 15, and provides a beam of light across chamber 16. Slider 15 is driven in a horizontal transverse direction by double-acting pneumatic cylinder 19. In operation, feeder rows 11 are filled with parts (e.g.