Accession Number : ADA214397

Title :   Stick Propellant Handling.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 87-Nov 88,

Corporate Author : SRL ELECTRONICS PALOS VERDES PENINSULA CA

Personal Author(s) : Harting, D. B. ; Oard, J. W. ; Betts, Paul

Report Date : OCT 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : This report describes the results of design, fabrication, and test of stick propellant handling for the purpose of automating the M203A1 stick propellant assembly process. Two different systems for handling stick propellant were investigated: a bulk feed system for a rapid high volume disbursement of stick propellant and a make-up feed system for the disbursement of small exact quantities of stick propellant. The objective of the two systems was to obtain a bundle of stick propellant of the required weight. This was to be accomplished by rapidly filling a scale with less than the required amount of stick propellant using the bulk feed system. The make-up feeder would then be used to obtain the final correct weight. Keywords: M203A1; Propellant; Handling; Singulator; Feeders; Stick propellant handling; Materials handling; Automated manufacturing; Munitions industry. (kt)

Descriptors :   *MANUFACTURING, *MATERIALS HANDLING, *MUNITIONS INDUSTRY, *PROPELLANTS, AUTOMATION, FEED MECHANISMS, HANDLING.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE