A Work-Orientation Device for Castings in an Automated Foundry

  • R. Givens
  • J. Jeswiet
Conference paper


This paper describes a work orientation device which eliminates the need for vibratory equipment in a small foundry and which presents a workpiece in a known orientation to a robot at a grinding work station. The mechanism described is part of an automation study which was made for a local high volume foundry.


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  1. (1).
    K. Lau and R.J. Hocken. “ A Survey of Current Robot Metrology Methods ”. National Bureau of Standards, Gaitersburg, MD, USA, 1984.Google Scholar
  2. (2).
    R. Givens and J.Jeswiet.“ A Study of Small Foundry Automation”. Abstract in the proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Production Research, Stuttgart, 1985, p 935, ©Springer-Verlag.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Givens
    • 1
  • J. Jeswiet
    • 2
  1. 1.GSWLondonCanada
  2. 2.Queen’s UniversityKingstonCanada

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