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Title: Transducer-actuator systems and methods for performing on-machine measurements and automatic part alignment

Abstract

Systems and methods for performing on-machine measurements and automatic part alignment, including: a measurement component operable for determining the position of a part on a machine; and an actuation component operable for adjusting the position of the part by contacting the part with a predetermined force responsive to the determined position of the part. The measurement component consists of a transducer. The actuation component consists of a linear actuator. Optionally, the measurement component and the actuation component consist of a single linear actuator operable for contacting the part with a first lighter force for determining the position of the part and with a second harder force for adjusting the position of the part. The actuation component is utilized in a substantially horizontal configuration and the effects of gravitational drop of the part are accounted for in the force applied and the timing of the contact.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant (Y-12), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1261611
Patent Number(s):
9,389,058
Application Number:
13/746,201
Assignee:
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22800
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Jan 21
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Barkman, William E., Dow, Thomas A., Garrard, Kenneth P., and Marston, Zachary. Transducer-actuator systems and methods for performing on-machine measurements and automatic part alignment. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Barkman, William E., Dow, Thomas A., Garrard, Kenneth P., & Marston, Zachary. Transducer-actuator systems and methods for performing on-machine measurements and automatic part alignment. United States.
Barkman, William E., Dow, Thomas A., Garrard, Kenneth P., and Marston, Zachary. Tue . "Transducer-actuator systems and methods for performing on-machine measurements and automatic part alignment". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1261611.
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