Accession Number : ADD011494

Title :   Automated Parts Storage and Retrieval System Positioning Device and Method.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Dands,G M

Report Date : 11 Sep 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A device accurately positions a conveyor, the conveyor having a conveyable periphery driveable by a motor, a plurality of storage bins located along the periphery, having a coarse position sensor disposed for coupling to the motor and a plurality of fine position sensors with a respective one of the fine sensors located at a respective fixed location adjacent to the periphery. At least one bin locator is associated with at least one of the bins. A home sensor is located at a fixed location adjacent to the periphery, with a home locator affixed to the periphery.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Conveyors, Parts, Storage, Containers, Automatic, Motion, Control systems, Position finding, Detectors, Positioning devices(Machinery)

Subject Categories : Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE