The purpose of this project is to reduce the manufacturing cost of the special order 2500cc truck canisters produced at Rochester Products' Lee Road facility. This was accomplished by designing and developing a robotic work cell to pack the canisters into baskets at the injection mold machine. A literature search was conducted to gain a broader understanding of robotic applications and end-effector design. In developing this cell, the layout of the work cell components was determined, a suitable robot was selected, and an end-effector was designed, built and tested.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Robots, Industrial; Automobiles--Fuel systems--Packing--Automation
Mechanical Engineering (MS)
Department, Program, or Center
Mechanical Engineering (KGCOE)
Makar, Robert J., "Robotic work cell for packing canisters" (1986). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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