US Patent No. 11,032,957

COMPONENT SUPPLY DEVICE


Patent No. 11,032,957
Issue Date June 08, 2021
Title Component Supply Device
Inventorship Shinji Ichino, Nagoya (JP)
Tsuyoshi Hamane, Toyota (JP)
Toru Matsumoto, Okazaki (JP)
Assignee FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 11,032,957

4. A component supply device comprising:a component support section configured to support multiple component in a scattered state on a support surface;
a collection container arranged next to the component support section and configured to collect the components supported on the support surface via an opening in the collection container;
a collection device configured to cause the components supported on the support surface to be collected inside the collection container via the opening in the collection container; and
a container orientation changing device configured to scatter the components collected inside the collection container on the support surface by changing the orientation of the collection container such that the opening of the collection container faces the support surface, wherein
the collection device includes
a stopping member provided at a height at which contact is possible with the components supported on the support surface, and
a moving device configured to relatively move the stopping member and the component support section such that the stopping member relatively moves towards and away from the collection container, and
is configured to stop the components supported on the support surface using the stopping member and to collect the stopped components inside the collection container via the opening in the collection container by relatively moving the stopping member and the component support section such that the stopping member relatively moves towards the collection container, and
the container orientation changing device is configured to, after the components stopped by the stopping member have been collected inside the collection container via the opening of the collection container, change the orientation of the collection container when relatively moving the stopping member and the component support section such that the stopping member relatively moves away from the collection container.