Accession Number:

ADA230205

Title:

Automated Setup Assembly Mechanisms for the Intelligent Machining Workstation

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA ROBOTICS INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

This report describes the mechanical details of the fixtures and assembly tools used to automatically produce setups for machining within the Intelligent Machining Workstation IMW project. Motivation for the project, a brief description of the IMW, and a review of fixturing techniques are presented. The basic method of automated setup assembly is described. Finally, individual devices are introduced. A new fixture table, as well as passive and active fixture elements, comprise a modular tooling kit expressly designed for automated setup construction. A new style of gripper, bolt assembly tool, and repositionable camera platform have been created in order to manipulate, fasten, and inspect the fixture elements on the base.

Subject Categories:

  • Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE