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Title: Automatic monitoring of vibration welding equipment

Abstract

A vibration welding system includes vibration welding equipment having a welding horn and anvil, a host device, a check station, and a robot. The robot moves the horn and anvil via an arm to the check station. Sensors, e.g., temperature sensors, are positioned with respect to the welding equipment. Additional sensors are positioned with respect to the check station, including a pressure-sensitive array. The host device, which monitors a condition of the welding equipment, measures signals via the sensors positioned with respect to the welding equipment when the horn is actively forming a weld. The robot moves the horn and anvil to the check station, activates the check station sensors at the check station, and determines a condition of the welding equipment by processing the received signals. Acoustic, force, temperature, displacement, amplitude, and/or attitude/gyroscopic sensors may be used.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1159970
Patent Number(s):
8,858,742
Application Number:
14/065,801
Assignee:
GM Global Technology Operations LLC (Detroit, MI)
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0002217
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Oct 29
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Spicer, John Patrick, Chakraborty, Debejyo, Wincek, Michael Anthony, Wang, Hui, Abell, Jeffrey A, Bracey, Jennifer, and Cai, Wayne W. Automatic monitoring of vibration welding equipment. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Spicer, John Patrick, Chakraborty, Debejyo, Wincek, Michael Anthony, Wang, Hui, Abell, Jeffrey A, Bracey, Jennifer, & Cai, Wayne W. Automatic monitoring of vibration welding equipment. United States.
Spicer, John Patrick, Chakraborty, Debejyo, Wincek, Michael Anthony, Wang, Hui, Abell, Jeffrey A, Bracey, Jennifer, and Cai, Wayne W. Tue . "Automatic monitoring of vibration welding equipment". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1159970.
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abstractNote = {A vibration welding system includes vibration welding equipment having a welding horn and anvil, a host device, a check station, and a robot. The robot moves the horn and anvil via an arm to the check station. Sensors, e.g., temperature sensors, are positioned with respect to the welding equipment. Additional sensors are positioned with respect to the check station, including a pressure-sensitive array. The host device, which monitors a condition of the welding equipment, measures signals via the sensors positioned with respect to the welding equipment when the horn is actively forming a weld. The robot moves the horn and anvil to the check station, activates the check station sensors at the check station, and determines a condition of the welding equipment by processing the received signals. Acoustic, force, temperature, displacement, amplitude, and/or attitude/gyroscopic sensors may be used.},
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