Natural Resting Aspects of Parts for Automatic Handling

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G. Boothroyd, C. Ho

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

J. Eng. Ind 99(2), 314-317 (May 01, 1977) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3439214 History: Received July 30, 1976; Online July 15, 2010


A theoretical study is made of the orientations in which small parts will naturally feed in a vibratory-bowl feeder. The results are applied to regular prismatic part shapes and are tested experimentally. The results of the work are useful in the analysis of vibratory-bowl feeder orienting systems.

Copyright © 1977 by ASME
Topics: Shapes
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