Processing

Please wait...

Settings

Settings

Goto Application

1. WO2007053938 - PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

Publication Number WO/2007/053938
Publication Date 18.05.2007
International Application No. PCT/CA2006/001826
International Filing Date 08.11.2006
IPC
B65D 85/06 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
85Containers, packaging elements or packages, specially adapted for particular articles or materials
02for annular articles
06for tyres
B60P 3/00 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
PVEHICLES ADAPTED FOR LOAD TRANSPORTATION OR TO TRANSPORT, TO CARRY, OR TO COMPRISE SPECIAL LOADS OR OBJECTS
3Vehicles adapted to transport, to carry or to comprise special loads or objects
B65D 19/38 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
19Pallets or like platforms, with or without side walls, for supporting loads to be lifted or lowered
38Details or accessories
B65D 25/22 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
25Details of other kinds or types of rigid or semi-rigid containers
20External fittings
22for facilitating lifting or suspending of containers
B65G 35/00 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
GTRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
35Mechanical conveyors not otherwise provided for
B66C 19/00 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
66HOISTING; LIFTING; HAULING
CCRANES; LOAD-ENGAGING ELEMENTS OR DEVICES FOR CRANES, CAPSTANS, WINCHES, OR TACKLES
19Cranes comprising trolleys or crabs running on fixed or movable bridges or gantries
CPC
B29D 2030/0022
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
29WORKING OF PLASTICS; WORKING OF SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE IN GENERAL
DPRODUCING PARTICULAR ARTICLES FROM PLASTICS OR FROM SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE
30Producing pneumatic or solid tyres or parts thereof
0016Handling tyres or parts thereof, e.g. supplying, storing, conveying
0022Handling green tyres, e.g. transferring or storing between tyre manufacturing steps
B29D 30/0016
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
29WORKING OF PLASTICS; WORKING OF SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE IN GENERAL
DPRODUCING PARTICULAR ARTICLES FROM PLASTICS OR FROM SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE
30Producing pneumatic or solid tyres or parts thereof
0016Handling tyres or parts thereof, e.g. supplying, storing, conveying
B66D 3/18
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
66HOISTING; LIFTING; HAULING
DCAPSTANS; WINCHES; TACKLES, e.g. PULLEY BLOCKS; HOISTS
3Portable or mobile lifting or hauling appliances
18Power-operated hoists
G05D 1/0225
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
DSYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
1Control of position, course or altitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
02Control of position or course in two dimensions
021specially adapted to land vehicles
0212with means for defining a desired trajectory
0225involving docking at a fixed facility, e.g. base station or loading bay
G05D 1/024
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
DSYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
1Control of position, course or altitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
02Control of position or course in two dimensions
021specially adapted to land vehicles
0231using optical position detecting means
0238using obstacle or wall sensors
024in combination with a laser
G05D 1/0242
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
DSYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
1Control of position, course or altitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
02Control of position or course in two dimensions
021specially adapted to land vehicles
0231using optical position detecting means
0242using non-visible light signals, e.g. IR or UV signals
Applicants
  • RMT ROBOTICS LTD. [CA]/[CA] (AllExceptUS)
  • PICKARD, Douglas, M. [CA]/[CA] (UsOnly)
  • BAUMANN, Richard [CA]/[CA] (UsOnly)
  • POLLARD, Tom [CA]/[CA] (UsOnly)
  • HORDYK, John [CA]/[CA] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • PICKARD, Douglas, M.
  • BAUMANN, Richard
  • POLLARD, Tom
  • HORDYK, John
Agents
  • BOUSFIELD, Kenneth
Priority Data
60/734,27408.11.2005US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF
(FR) APPAREIL DE TRAITEMENT ET PROCÉDÉ D’UTILISATION CORRESPONDANT
Abstract
(EN)
A manufacturing facility includes a storage facility and a production facility. Workpieces are located in the storage facility in temporary storage accommodations, and are moved between the storage facility and stations in the production facility by mobile carrier units. The temporary storage accommodations may be units having a generally circular lading envelope, and an hexagonal optimal packing density. The optimal packing density is such that supports for the accommodation units lies outside the lading envelope circle, but within the corner regions of the hexagons of the packing density pattern. The accommodation units have lifting fittings that are accessible from the corners of the hexagons, whether the same as those of the supports, or different ones. The mobile carrier units may be automated guided vehicles The guided vehicle may be electronically controlled to prick up and deliver workpieces from one location to another, and may include self-navigating software, and interactive communication with other guided vehicle to permit suitable routes to be chosen, or to permit obstacles to be avoided. The facility may include a vertical degree of freedom, or workpiece retrieval apparatus used for transferring workpieces between the storage accommodations and the automated guided vehicles, or to other locations. The workpiece retrival apparatus may be mounted on a bridge, and may include a multi-element raising any lowering array that is biased to oppose torsional deflection of the lifting member.
(FR)
Une installation de fabrication comporte une installation de stockage et une installation de production. Les pièces d’usinage sont situées dans l’installation de stockage dans des locaux de stockage temporaire, et sont déplacées entre l’installation de stockage et les postes de l’installation de production par des unités de transport mobiles. Les locaux de stockage temporaire peuvent être des unités dotées d’une enveloppe de chargement généralement circulaire, et d’une densité de compactage optimale hexagonale. La densité de compactage optimale est telle que les supports des unités de stockage sont situés à l’extérieur du cercle d’enveloppe de chargement, mais dans les limites des régions angulaires des hexagones du modèle de densité de compactage. Les unités de stockage possèdent des raccords de levage qui sont accessibles depuis les coins des hexagones, identiques à ceux des supports, ou bien différents. Les unités de transport mobiles peuvent être des véhicules à guidage automatique. Le véhicule guidé peut être à commande électronique pour saisir et livrer des pièces d’usinage d’un point à un autre, et peut comprendre un logiciel d’auto-navigation, et être en communication interactive avec les autres véhicules guidés pour permettre de choisir des itinéraires adéquats, ou bien pour éviter les obstacles. L’installation peu comporter un degré vertical de liberté, ou bien un appareil de récupération des pièces d’usinage servant au transfert des pièces d’usinage entre les locaux de stockage et les véhicules à guidage automatisé, ou d’autres emplacements. L’appareil de récupération de pièces d’usinage peut être monté sur un pont, et peut comprendre une zone de levage et de descente à éléments multiples que l’on polarise pour résister à la flèche de torsion de l’élément de levage.
Also published as
EP6804699
US12116403
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau