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Mass Parts Dispenser for a Robot

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061183D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Schaefer, JO [+details]

Abstract

A device handles a plurality of small parts, preferably similar parts, for sequential assembly by a robot rather than the robot having to obtain each part separately from a feeder track or tray, for example, and then install each part. A dispenser 1 mass handles several small and preferably similar parts for assembly at a work station. The dispenser 1 includes a pistol-shaped tool 2 having a cylinder 3 rotatably mounted thereon through being mounted on a shaft 4, which is supported on a hollow tube 5 of the tool 2. The cylinder 3 has a plurality of equally angularly spaced passages 6 extending therethrough to receive parts to be dispensed by the device 1.