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Design Options for a Reconfigurable Automotive Engine Assembly Pallet

[+] Author Affiliations
Chi-Hung Shen

General Motors Corporation

Clement M. Gosselin

University of Laval

Paper No. IMECE2005-81447, pp. 569-573; 5 pages
doi:10.1115/IMECE2005-81447
From:
  • ASME 2005 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Manufacturing Engineering and Materials Handling, Parts A and B
  • Orlando, Florida, USA, November 5 – 11, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Manufacturing Engineering Division and Materials Handling Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4223-1 | eISBN: 0-7918-3769-6
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME

abstract

The paper describes the functional requirements of an agile pallet in the high volume assembly of automotive engines. Three design approaches to enable the locating pins and the rest pads be reconfigured quickly and accurately in the 3D workspace of the pallet have been identified. The technology options investigated are: a) compact magnetic chucks with high attractive force, b) special fast bonding/debonding adhesives, and c) 3-DOF parallel kinematic mechanisms (PKM). Finite element model analysis, experimental test data, and various system operating issues and economic cost effectiveness are also discussed.

Copyright © 2005 by ASME

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