For many types of automated manufacturing equipment there is a requirement to supply the equipment with parts which invariably need to be presented in a single orientation. For metal cutting and forming work there is limited applicability and invariably the parts to be presented are simple shapes. For assembly, many different and sometimes complex shapes need to be presented and it is in this activity that small parts feeding has its biggest application.
Assembly Automation – Emerald Publishing
Published: Apr 1, 1991