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1. US5381597 - Automatic robot roofer for installation of shingles

Office United States of America
Application Number 08057109
Application Date 04.05.1993
Publication Number 5381597
Publication Date 17.01.1995
Grant Number 5381597
Grant Date 17.01.1995
Publication Kind A
IPC
B23Q 15/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
QDETAILS, COMPONENTS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR MACHINE TOOLS, e.g. ARRANGEMENTS FOR COPYING OR CONTROLLING; MACHINE TOOLS IN GENERAL, CHARACTERISED BY THE CONSTRUCTION OF PARTICULAR DETAILS OR COMPONENTS; COMBINATIONS OR ASSOCIATIONS OF METAL-WORKING MACHINES, NOT DIRECTED TO A PARTICULAR RESULT
15Automatic control or regulation of feed movement, cutting velocity or position of tool or work
E04D 15/00
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
04BUILDING
DROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS
15Apparatus or tools for roof working
E04D 15/02
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
04BUILDING
DROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS
15Apparatus or tools for roof working
02for roof coverings comprising tiles, shingles, or like roofing elements
CPC
E04D 15/02
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
04BUILDING
DROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS
15Apparatus or tools for roof working
02for roof coverings comprising tiles, shingles, or like roofing elements
Y10T 29/53039
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
29Metal working
53Means to assemble or disassemble
53039with control means energized in response to activator stimulated by condition sensor
Y10T 29/53061
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
29Metal working
53Means to assemble or disassemble
53039with control means energized in response to activator stimulated by condition sensor
53061Responsive to work or work-related machine element
Y10T 29/5343
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
29Metal working
53Means to assemble or disassemble
5343Means to drive self-piercing work part
Applicants PETROVE; JESSE F.
Inventors Petrove Jesse F.
Title
(EN) Automatic robot roofer for installation of shingles
Abstract
(EN)

Shingling apparatus for applying standard manufactured shingles in successive steps to a roof comprises a frame having a wheel assembly with air driven motors which move the apparatus in a vertical motion. A hopper holds the shingles, and a shuffle bar moves across the shingles placing one shingle at a time onto forks. The forks then move down to the roof where the shingle is then placed in the designated area and then fastened to the roof with a pneumatic nail gun. After the shingle has been fastened, the forks pull out from under the shingle and then return to the starting position to retrieve the next shingle to be fastened down. As the forks return the apparatus starts to move towards the top of the roof in a vertical direction. It stops when it reaches a sensed, predetermined destination. The apparatus is attached to nylon belts which are fastened at the top of the roof to a linear motion brace which is fastened across the peak of the roof. PAL All movements are accomplished through the use of many sensors and a microprocessing system. The apparatus requires very little attention after the initial setup. The operator simply keeps the hopper filled with shingles and the pneumatic guns filled with fasteners.