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Robotic Component Positioning Aid

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000063700D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Mundye, PA [+details]

Abstract

A temporary alignment aid is detachably and accurately secured to a component intended for robotic assembly. The component is initially located on a parking fixture where the aid is detachably secured thereto. The component and aid are then moved to an assembly location. A further component is located on the parking fixture and the aid is detached from the component at the assembly location and detachably secured to the component at the parking fixture. The figures of the drawings illustrate successive steps in the use of the alignment aid in robotic assembly of components. The component takes the form of an extension block 1 (Fig.