Automatic Projectile Process Machines.
Final rept. Aug 73-Oct 75,
MIDWEST RESEARCH INST KANSAS CITY MO
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The work done under this program was to develop automatic machinery to perform specific processing functions on an explosive pour line for 155 mm and 8 in. projectiles. Designs were completed on machines to perform the following processes 1 Insulator placement, 2 Insulator removal, 3 Insulator wash, 4 Funnel and riser removal, 5 Funnel wash, 6 Thread protector removal, 7 Thread protector wash, 8 Thread protector coating, 9 Carrier wash, 10 Projectile wash. Full-scale operating prototype machines were fabricated to perform process functions 4 and 6. These prototype machines were tested for production rates of 16 projectilesminute. A concept was also developed for a machine to automatically insert X-ray cassettes for projectile inspection. A documentary film was made showing the prototype machines in operation along an overhead conveyor system.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Ammunition and Explosives