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New Generation Automated Fastener Feed Systems
New fastener feeding approaches are compared with existing bowl feeders and hoppers.
A “smart” hopper for headed fasteners and slug rivets combines a fastener sensor with robust mechanics.
The coiled tube magazine system uses briefcase sized magazines with integral escapements. These magazines can handle slugs or headed fasteners.
For slug rivets, a magazine based system uses off-line loading to eliminate system slow-down due to debris or bulk fastener problems.
A system for collars and nuts can feed various fasteners down a flexible tube to the installation point, requiring ten seconds to change fasteners.
Rink, P., Givler, G., Stancik, B., and Nary, W., "New Generation Automated Fastener Feed Systems," SAE Technical Paper 952169, 1995,
Philip Rink, Gregory Givler, Blake R. Stancik, William J. Nary
Aerofast Conference & Exposition
Proceedings of the 1995 Aerofast Conference-P-295, SAE 1995 Transactions: Journal of Aerospace-V104-1
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