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Analysis of Feeding and Orienting Systems for Automatic Assembly—Part 1: Non-Vibratory Feeding Systems

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C. Poli, L. E. Murch

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.

J. Eng. Ind 99(2), 302-307 (May 01, 1977) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3439212 History: Received August 02, 1976; Online July 15, 2010

Abstract

The procedure used to obtain the general performance characteristics and design data of various nonvibratory feeders is described in detail for the case of the bladed-wheel hopper feeder. The results of the testing and analysis are summarized on data sheets similar to those contained in a handbook of feeding and orienting techniques for small parts that is currently being assembled at the University of Massachusetts.

Copyright © 1977 by ASME
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