This thesis involved the design and testing of a robotic assembly cell for a canister control valve. The valve regulates the air flow to a carburetor of an automobile and is presently hand assembled at Rochester Products Division of General Motors. It consists of a body, a spring, a diaphragm and a cap. Each part required special handling by the robot.
A simulated canister control valve assembly cell has been built in a laboratory using an Adept One robot. This report covers the design process of the cell along with the test of the cell. The report also includes pertinent background information including available feeding devices and parts pickup material.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Robots, Industrial--Design; Assembling machines--Design; Carburetors--Design and construction--Automation
Mechanical Engineering (MS)
Department, Program, or Center
Mechanical Engineering (KGCOE)
Wayne W. Walter
Charles W. Haines
Chris F. Nilsen
Gates, Alfred A., "Assembly cell design for the canister control valve" (1986). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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