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1. (WO2017040416) ALIGNMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WHEEL ASSEMBLY

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040416    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/049294
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Aug 30 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: G01B 11/00
G01B 11/275
B23P 19/00
B23P 19/04
B60B 29/00
B60B 30/00
B60B 30/02
Applicants: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
ATAAB, Harald
NEWKIRK, Jeremy
ROSSANO, Gregory, F.
Inventors: ATAAB, Harald
NEWKIRK, Jeremy
ROSSANO, Gregory, F.
Title: ALIGNMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WHEEL ASSEMBLY
Abstract:
An apparatus and method for aligning a rim of a wheel assembly to a wheel hub. The apparatus can include a wheel handler device that is structured to securely engage the wheel assembly. The apparatus can include one or more light emitting devices that project one or more light spots on the face of the wheel hub. The position of one or more light spots relative to another light spot(s) and/or to a reference feature on the face of the hub can provide an indication of the location, orientation, and/or alignment of at least the rim relative to the wheel hub.