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IJAT Vol.8 No.2 pp. 282-290
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2014.p0282
(2014)

Paper:

Automated Modular and Part-Flexible Feeding System for Micro Parts

Urs Leberle and Jürgen Fleischer

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), wbk Institute of Production Science, Kaiserstr. 12, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

Received:
November 28, 2013
Accepted:
February 12, 2014
Published:
March 5, 2014
Keywords:
piezoelectric vibratory conveyor, sliding conveyance, feeding, micro parts
Abstract

In the assembly, efficient part feeding is a decisive factor for a successful automation. Therefor an automated modular and part-flexible feeding system for micro parts on the basis of piezoelectric vibratory conveyors has been developed at the wbk Institute of Production Science. Very different parts can be conveyed, positioned and partly be rotated around their vertical axis by the system. The sliding conveyance offers also the possibility to feed extremely delicate parts. In this article the design and the commissioning results of the system are presented. In the end an outlook is given on future work to increase productivity and efficiency of the system.

Cite this article as:
U. Leberle and J. Fleischer, “Automated Modular and Part-Flexible Feeding System for Micro Parts,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.8, No.2, pp. 282-290, 2014.
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