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Design and realization of sort manipulator of crystal-angle sort machine
Author(s): Ming-shun Wang; Shu-ping Chen; Shou-ping Guan; Yao-wei Zhang
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Paper Abstract

It is a current tendency of development in automation technology to replace manpower with manipulators in working places where dangerous, harmful, heavy or repetitive work is involved. The sort manipulator is installed in a crystal-angle sort machine to take the place of manpower, and engaged in unloading and sorting work. It is the outcome of combing together mechanism, electric transmission, and pneumatic element and micro-controller control. The step motor makes the sort manipulator operate precisely. The pneumatic elements make the sort manipulator be cleverer. Micro-controller's software bestows some simple artificial intelligence on the sort manipulator, so that it can precisely repeat its unloading and sorting work. The combination of manipulator's zero position and step motor counting control puts an end to accumulating error in long time operation. A sort manipulator's design in the practice engineering has been proved to be correct and reliable.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6042, ICMIT 2005: Control Systems and Robotics, 60422P (2 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.664672
Show Author Affiliations
Ming-shun Wang, Northeastern Univ. (China)
Shu-ping Chen, Northeastern Univ. (China)
Shou-ping Guan, Northeastern Univ. (China)
Yao-wei Zhang, Northeastern Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6042:
ICMIT 2005: Control Systems and Robotics
Yunlong Wei; Kil To Chong; Takayuki Takahashi; Shengping Liu; Zushu Li; Zhongwei Jiang; Jin Young Choi, Editor(s)

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