Resting, Location & Clamping (RLoC) Adjustable Mechanism
Publication Date: 2018-Aug-31
The IP.com Prior Art Database
Fixture is used to securely locate product part/s in a specific location or orientation and support the work. In manufacturing industry, common tooling is used for different part variants. Operator need to adjust resting / locating / clamping as per part geometry changes; so, there is change over time involved in the process. Also, operator has to handle many loose parts such as spacers, rest pads etc. which may result in error. Change over process is highly operator dependent. The proposed solution eliminates loose parts / change over parts and make adjustment in resting / location quickly. This solution can be used either for Resting / Location & Clamping or all of these.