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Pneumatic contactless microfeeder design refinement through CFD simulation

By Michele Turitto, Svetan Ratchev, Xiangdong Xue, Michael Hughes and Christopher Bailey

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A new contactless pneumatic microfeeder based on distributed manipulation is proposed. By cooperation of dynamically programmable microactuators, the part to be conveyed floats over an air cushion and is moved to the desired location with the desired orientation. CFD simulations are used to test the validity of the proposed concept and refine the design of the microactuator

Topics: QA75
Publisher: Whittles Publishing
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:gala.gre.ac.uk:1163

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