US Patent No. 9,329,585

ARTICLE ASSEMBLING DEVICE USING ROBOT


Patent No. 9,329,585
Issue Date May 03, 2016
Title Article Assembling Device Using Robot
Inventorship Yoshitake Furuya, Yamanashi (JP)
Assignee FANUC CORPORATION, Yamanashi (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,329,585

1. An article assembling device for taking out and aligning bolts, and attaching a first article to a second article by means
of the aligned bolt, the assembling device comprising:
a first detecting section which detects a position of at least one bolt to be taken out among a plurality of randomly located
bolts;

a first robot having a first robot hand configured to take out the bolt by using positional information of the bolt detected
by the first detecting section, and then align and locate the taken out bolt on a bolt placement table;

a second detecting section which detects a position of the first article;
a second robot having a second robot hand configured to grip the first article by using positional information of the first
article detected by the second detecting section, and then move the first article to an assembling position where a connecting
part of the first article and a connecting part of a second article located at a predetermined place contact each other;

a bolt holding and fastening section configured to take out and hold the bolt aligned and located on the bolt placement table,
and then rotate the bolt about an axial direction thereof; and

an external holding device which receives the first article conveyed to the assembling position by the second robot, and holds
the first article at the assembling position,

wherein the bolt holding and fastening section takes out and holds the bolt aligned and located on the bolt placement table,
and then assembles the first article and the second article by fastening the first and second articles with the bolt while
the connecting parts of the first and second articles contact each other, and

wherein the bolt holding and fastening section is mounted to the second robot, and the bolt holding fastening section mounted
to the second robot fastens the first article held by the external holding device and the second article.