Development of an automated part loading and unloading system for a cylindrical die thread roller

Matthew E. Wagner, Shreyes Melkote, John Morehouse, F. Curtis Lea, Guzmaro Romero, Lam Phat, Dickerson Steve

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This paper outlines the design of a part transport and loading/unloading automation system for a cylindrical die thread roller, enumerating many of the design decisions encountered. Specifically, a transport tray system is proposed and prototyped as a benchmark for factory automation. Details of an automation system which will interface with the proposed transport tray system are discussed. A gripping system which accommodates a wide variety of fastener head styles is developed to work in conjunction with the tray concept, and prototyped with favorable results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAeroTech Congress and Exhibition
StatePublished - 2007
EventAeroTech Congress and Exhibition - Los Angeles, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 17 2007Sep 20 2007


OtherAeroTech Congress and Exhibition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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