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Analysis of Feeding and Orienting Systems for Automatic Assembly—Part 2: Vibratory-Bowl Feeding Systems

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L. E. Murch, C. Poli

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

J. Eng. Ind 99(2), 308-313 (May 01, 1977) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3439213 History: Received August 02, 1976; Online July 15, 2010

Abstract

The procedure used to obtain the general design data of various orienting devices for vibratory-bowl feeders and the general performance characteristics for vibratory-bowl feeding systems are described for the case of an edge-riser orienting device and a feeding system used for feeding and orienting rectangular prisms. 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 currently being assembled at the University of Massachusetts.

Copyright © 1977 by ASME
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