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Object-oriented tool for controlling a multipurpose robot cell
Author(s): Ismail Fidan; Larry Ruff; Stephen Derby
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Paper Abstract

As the piece cost of completed circuit boards increases and production quantities decrease, reworking of defective boards has become an important part of the production process. The lead-pitch of surface mount components has also been decreasing, which has required increased training and skill level of the rework operators. Fully-automated rework provides a solution to these problems. In order to simplify the control of automated rework of surface mount circuit boards from an operator's viewpoint, an Object-Oriented Tool was developed at Rensselaer for an automated rework cell that uses the Apple Macintosh Graphical Interface. The interface reduces operator skill and training requirements for the operation of the automated cell. This paper includes a description of the fully-automated rework cell created at Rensselaer and describes the Object-Oriented Tool development and its final structure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2588, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XIV: Algorithms, Techniques, Active Vision, and Materials Handling, (3 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.222663
Show Author Affiliations
Ismail Fidan, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)
Larry Ruff, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)
Stephen Derby, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2588:
Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XIV: Algorithms, Techniques, Active Vision, and Materials Handling
David P. Casasent, Editor(s)

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