Patents Assigned to Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Incorporated
  • Patent number: 4700827
    Abstract: A vibratory feeder arrangement includes a top segment removably connected to a bottom feed segment through a quick-release hinge arrangement, in which the hinge is freely movable when the top segment is disposed at angular positions away from its closed position, but which hinge has levered zero lash in the closed position of the top segment, with a suitable quick-release locking or clamping device for locking the top segment in effectively closed position. The arrangement also provides for levered zero lash between interengaging parts-guiding or retainer elements secured to the hinged bottom and top segments. A rigid zero-lash vibratory feeder is effected which enables an improved life span and less maintenance under the severe vibration encountered with vibratory feeders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1987
    Assignee: Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Incorporated
    Inventor: Michael J. Haaser