Apparatus for the automated assembly of major subassemblies
Method and apparatus for the automated assembly of major subassemblies Patent #: 4310964
ApplicationNo. 06/661654 filed on 10/17/1984
US Classes:227/69, Rotatable cutting tool227/111, Including means to move driver carriage227/152, Means to clamp work227/51, WITH MEANS TO HEAD MEMBER29/34B, Riveting29/526.2, With separating, localizing, or eliminating of as-cast defects from a metal casting (e.g., anti-pipe)29/703Computer input
ExaminersPrimary: Sipos, John
Assistant: Ross, Taylor J.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesB23Q 9/00 (20060101)
B21J 15/10 (20060101)
B21J 15/14 (20060101)
B21J 15/42 (20060101)
B21J 15/00 (20060101)
Foreign Application Priority Data1983-10-21 SE
AbstractA device for assembling by riveting two or more sections of a sheet element structure wherein the sections (A, B) to be assembled are supported in a fixed stationary mode. A guide beam (16, 116) is clamped firmly against one side of the sections and supports a selectively movable working unit (17, 117) comprising drilling machines (45, 46) and rivet supplying and installing means (48,49) and a riveting hammer (50). A multiple or single point thrust and rivet bucking means (32, 132) is arranged on the opposite side of the sections (A, B) and comprises clamping force producing thrust elements (34; 134) as well as a rivet bucking die (41; 141). A computerized control system (43, 53) governs the operation cycles of the working unit (17;117) as well as the thrust and rivet bucking means (32; 132).