Accession Number : ADD012382

Title :   Robotic Order Picking.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Reuter,Howard A

Report Date : 13 May 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This patent describes a method of filling a kit with required parts automatically. The parts are stored in an automatic storage and retrieval apparatus. The parts are held in a container stored in trays in the automatic storage and retrieval apparatus. On demand, tray is placed at a transfer location where at a robot arm removes the selected container, transports the selected container, opens the selected container over a kit box wherein the parts fall from the opened selected container, closes the selected container and returns it to the transfer location where the above apparatus replaces it in the storage area under another demand. The above continues until all parts are placed in the kit box. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *ASSEMBLERS, *FILLING, *AUTOMATION, AUTOMATIC, BOXES, KITS, PARTS, POSITION(LOCATION), ROBOTICS, ROBOTS, STORAGE, TRANSFER, TRAYS, CONTAINERS

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE