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1. (WO2018009978) ADHESIVE APPLICATOR AND OBJECT PLACING HEAD INCORPORATING THE SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/009978    International Application No.:    PCT/AU2017/050728
Publication Date: Fri Jan 19 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Jul 14 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: E04G 21/22
E04G 21/20
E04G 21/04
E04G 21/14
B25J 18/02
B25J 18/06
B05B 13/04
Applicants: FASTBRICK IP PTY LTD
Inventors: PIVAC, Mark
Title: ADHESIVE APPLICATOR AND OBJECT PLACING HEAD INCORPORATING THE SAME
Abstract:
A brick laying and adhesive applying head (36) incorporates an adhesive applicator tool (777) for machine application of adhesive, comprising an adhesive applicator head (117) having at least one nozzle (121, 122, 123, 124, 125) fed with adhesive under pressure for selective application to a surface. The adhesive applicator head (117) is supported on a distal end of a tongue member (114), said tongue member being housed in a sheath (113) for linear movement to extend said adhesive applicator head across the surface for application of adhesive, and retract the tongue member (114) within the sheath (113) to withdraw the adhesive applicator away from the surface. The tongue member (114) is rigid when extended obliquely or horizontally and freely deflectable in only one dimension upwardly, about horizontal axes. The sheath (113) is curved, so that the adhesive applicator tool (777) can be retracted, bending about the horizontal axes, in order to stow clear of handling equipment on a robotic head.