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1. (WO1999007493) ASSEMBLY MACHINE

Pub. No.:    WO/1999/007493    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/010556
Publication Date: Fri Feb 19 00:59:59 CET 1999 International Filing Date: Sat May 23 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: B23P 19/04
Applicants: THE WHITAKER CORPORATION
Inventors: GRABBE, Dimitry
Title: ASSEMBLY MACHINE
Abstract:
The present invention is directed to an assembly machine adapted for performing fabrication operations on a plurality of components prior to insertion of the components into a corresponding housing (100). The assembly machine includes a housing comprising a plurality of walls and a drive assembly that is operatively supported by the housing. A first reciprocating mechanism (304) is supported by the housing and is motivated by the drive assembly so as to provide reciprocating motion, in a first operating direction, to a first tooling module. A second reciprocating mechanism (306) is also supported by the housing and is motivated by the drive assembly so as to provide reciprocating motion, in a second operating direction, to a second tooling module. The reciprocating motions generated by the first and second reciprocating mechanisms are synchronized according to a sinusoidal relationship so as to allow fabrication operations (e.g., forming, coining, bending, etc.) to be performed on the components in synchronized relation with the insertion of the components into the cavities of the housings.