Computer integrated selection and sequencing of modular orienting devices for vibratory bowl feeders.
Tan, Puay Siew.
Date of Issue1994
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The role of part orientation in automatic assembly is the key to automatic assembly. Often, vibratory bowls have been used to successfully align parts into the correct orientation for subsequent assembly operations. However, the present trend towards flexible, small batch production has rendered expensive and impractical, dedicated part feeders meant for a specific part or a limited range of parts from a part family. Also, traditionally, the design and tooling of the vibratory bowls are confined to the compiled and causal knowledge of a small group of skilled individuals.
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