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dc.rights.licenseRestricted to current Rensselaer faculty, staff and students. Access inquiries may be directed to the Rensselaer Libraries.
dc.contributorDerby, Stephen J.
dc.contributor.authorHoward, William E.
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-03T08:20:10Z
dc.date.available2021-11-03T08:20:10Z
dc.date.created2015-04-10T16:18:02Z
dc.date.issued1985-08
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13015/1359
dc.descriptionAugust 1985
dc.descriptionSchool of Engineering
dc.description.abstractAn automatic ejection devices was devised to insure that sticking, due to shrinkage of the encapsulation alloy around mold surfaces, would not interrupt a continuous flow of parts through the process. Also, a series of manual operations required in the process were automated, eliminating the need for human intervention with the exception of staging the blades at the start of a run.
dc.description.abstractThe design and construction of a robotic system to automate an existing turbine blade encapsulation process is described. The major component in the automation scheme is a Unimation Puma 560 robot, which takes blades from a staging rack and inserts them among locator points inside an encapsulation mold. To accomplish this objective, a special compliant gripping device was devised that allows for small manufacturing variations in part size and tolerates imprecision in the blade staging location.
dc.language.isoENG
dc.publisherRensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
dc.relation.ispartofRensselaer Theses and Dissertations Online Collection
dc.subjectMechanical engineering
dc.titleAutomation of a turbine blade encapsulation process
dc.typeElectronic thesis
dc.typeThesis
dc.digitool.pid174965
dc.digitool.pid174966
dc.digitool.pid174967
dc.rights.holderThis electronic version is a licensed copy owned by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. Copyright of original work retained by author.
dc.description.degreeMEng
dc.relation.departmentDept. of Mechanical Engineering


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