US Patent No. 11,032,961

COMPONENT SUPPLY DEVICE, COMPONENT SUPPLY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, AND COMPONENT SUPPLY WORKING SUPPORT METHOD


Patent No. 11,032,961
Issue Date June 08, 2021
Title Component Supply Device, Component Supply Management System, And Component Supply Working Support Method
Inventorship Ryouji Eguchi, Fukuoka (JP)
Takashi Tamura, Fukuoka (JP)
Kazunori Kanai, Fukuoka (JP)
Masahiro Hayashizaki, Fukuoka (JP)
Assignee PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD., Osaka (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 11,032,961

1. A component supply device including an accommodation body installation unit in which one or more accommodation bodies each accommodating components are installable, the component supply device sequentially operates the one or more accommodation bodies to supply each of the components to a predetermined component supply position, the component supply device comprising:a supply state detector configured to detect a supply state of the components in totality accommodated in the one or more accommodation bodies installed on the accommodation body installation unit;
a determination unit configured to determine, based on the supply state, a state of the accommodation body installation unit among (i) an installation disabled state of being incapable of installing a following accommodation body to the accommodation body installation unit, the installation disable status indicating no vacancy in the accommodation body installation unit, (ii) an installation enabled state of being capable of installing the following accommodation body to the accommodation body installation unit, the installation enabled state indicating vacancy in the accommodation body installation unit, and (iii) an installation required state of being necessary to install the following accommodation body to the accommodation body installation unit, the following accommodation body being an accommodation body to perform the supply immediately after the one or more accommodation bodies; and
a notifier configured to notify a worker of the state of the accommodation body installation unit determined by the determination unit,
wherein the supply state detector includes an installation number measurer which counts the number of the one or more accommodation bodies installed on the accommodation body installation unit, and a remaining amount measurer which counts a suppliable remaining amount of the components accommodated in a component supply accommodation body that is an accommodation body currently performing the supply among the one or more accommodation bodies, and
wherein the determination unit configured to determine the state of the accommodation body installation unit among the installation disabled state, the installation enabled state, and the installation required state based on the number of the one or more accommodation bodies counted by the installation number measurer and the suppliable remaining amount of the components counted by the remaining amount measurer.