M. Dekker, 1982 - Technology & Engineering - 378 pages
Investigates such topics as transfer systems, vibratory & non-vibratory bowl feeders, part orientation, feed tracks, escapements, parts placing mechanisms & robots, economics, design for automatic assembly, etc.
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amplitude analysis angle of friction annual production volume assembly costs assembly machine assembly operation assumed automatic assembly automatic workheads automation axis Boothroyd bowl wall buffer storage carrier center of mass centerboard hopper coefficient of friction cost of assembly cutout cycle cylinders defective degenerated envelope degrees delivery chute design changes Design for Assembly diameter Digit downtime dynamic friction economic effect efficiency equations escapement example feed rate Feeding and Orienting feeding devices Figure free-transfer machine given gravity feed track gripper hopper feeder hopper when feeding inclination increase indexing machine length load magazines load sensitivity machine with programmable mean conveying velocity mechanism motion natural resting aspect nomogram optimum orienting devices orienting system prisms programmable workheads quality level ratio rejected robot rotational symmetry shown in Fig shows slide slot subassembly surface track acceleration track angle track depth vertical vibration angle vibratory bowl feeder wiper blade