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Disclosed is a method that enables parts in a tray bundle to be transferred in a vertical direction. Benefits include a solution that can quickly transfer parts from one media to another.
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“Open Slot” Transfer Media
Disclosed is a method that enables parts in a tray bundle to
be transferred in a vertical direction. Benefits include a solution that can
quickly transfer parts from one media to another.
Currently, transferring parts from one media to another is a
slow process using a robotic arm that involves movement in the x, y,
and z directions. This is due to
constraints within the existing media design (i.e. the enclosed peripheral
tray; see Figure 1). To speed this process, multiple pick and place heads can
be used. This solution can speed the process as much as three times the current
rate, depending on how many heads are used; however, this solution increases
The disclosed method creates an open slot in the process
tray. With this enhancement trays can be processed from multi-level conveyor
belts without interference to the tools or parts being transferred in bundles
(see Figure 2).
The disclosed method enables the fastest and simplest way to
transfer parts in a tray bundle. The transferring movement only involves the z-direction and does not require
expensive robotic arms to perform the part transferring process.