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Care & Feeding of Machines • Feeding parts – orientation – singulation • Material obtained from: – Boothroyd, Automatic Assembly – Ken Goldberg, UCB Industrial Engr Oper. Rsrch (http://www.ieor.berkeley.edu/~goldberg/index.html) – Robert-Paul Berretty, PhD thesis, Utrecht (http://www.library.uu.nl/digiarchief/dip/diss/1940512/full.pdf)
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Slide #2.

Designing Parts for Feeding • • • • • Symmetry Asymmetry Tangling Shingling Wedging
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Slide #3.

Symmetry
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Slide #4.

Asymmetry
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Slide #5.

Tangling
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Slide #6.

Shingling
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Slide #7.

Wedging
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Slide #8.

Designing for Insertion
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Slide #9.

Inserting Pegs in Round Holes
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Slide #10.

Screw Thread Mating
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Slide #11.

Simplifying the Design
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Slide #12.

Fastener Feeding Requirements • Orientation – vibrating bowl – non-vibrating feeders • (see Boothroyd - Assembly Automation) • Singulation – escapement mechanisms – pick and place • Vision and Robots • Pre-collated components
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Slide #13.

Singulation
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Slide #14.

Singulation
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Slide #15.

Singulation
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Slide #16.

Singulation
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Slide #17.

Variety of Feeding Methods
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Slide #18.

Gravity Feeders
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Slide #19.

Bowl Feeders
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Slide #20.

Bowl Feeders
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Slide #21.

Bowl Feeders https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsJzSFVAnhk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssJQIWzDRq4
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Slide #22.

Bowl Feeders
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Slide #23.

Bowl Feeders
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Slide #24.

Bowl Feeders
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Slide #25.

Bowl Feeders • Design Factors – Part symmetry – Selector efficiency E=Fo/Fi – Recirculation effects
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Slide #26.

Bowl Feeders - Trap Design
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Bowl Feeders - Trap Design
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Slide #28.

Non-vibrating Feeders
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Slide #29.

Non-vibrating Feeders
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Slide #30.

Pick & Place
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Pick & Place https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9weDALGPQ Mc
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Slide #32.

Pre-collated Components
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