Design of active modular and adaptable fixtures operated by robot manipulators

J. H. Buitrago, K. Youcef-Toumi

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Abstract

This paper presents the design issues and hardware implementation for Robot-Operated Automatic Modular and Adaptable Fixtures. Issues in modularity and adaptability for workpiece fixturing are discussed for the purpose of evaluating automatic modular fixtures in Flexible Manufacturing Systems. Hardware design and implementation of a Shape Memory Alloy actuated locking module and a discrete conformable surface module are presented. Performance characteristics such as free-play, stiffness and time response were evaluated experimentally for the locking module. Several workpiece geometries are tested on the conformable surface module. In addition, software for the automatic assembly of the fixturing modules is developed and presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages467-474
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the USA-Japan Symposium on Flexible Automation - Crossing Bridges: Advances in Flexible Automation and Robotics - Minneapolis, MN, USA
Duration: Jul 18 1988Jul 20 1988

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the USA-Japan Symposium on Flexible Automation - Crossing Bridges: Advances in Flexible Automation and Robotics
CityMinneapolis, MN, USA
Period7/18/887/20/88

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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