We describe a vibratory part transport mechanism that utilizes both static and dynamic friction to linearly transport parts in a horizontal direction. We derive a horizontal driving profile for the feeder surface that maximizes the steady-state velocity of parts on the surface subject to acceleration limits on the surface. Experiments verify the predicted transport behavior. We then derive the optimal feeding motion for a surface that can move in both the horizontal and vertical directions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2008|
- Vibratory parts feeding
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering