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Analyses of peg‐hole jamming in automatic assembly machines

Ryspek Usubamatov (School of Manufacturing Engineering, University Malaysia Perlis, Perlis, Malaysia)
K.W. Leong (School of Manufacturing Engineering, University Malaysia Perlis, Perlis, Malaysia)

Assembly Automation

ISSN: 0144-5154

Article publication date: 27 September 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate theoretically the process of jamming in the peg‐hole type parts and to derive a mathematical model of jamming.

Design/methodology/approach

The mathematical model of the jamming of the peg‐hole type parts in assembly process was performed and its boundary conditions, which lead to jamming, defined.

Findings

The equation of the critical angles of declination for the peg, which leads to the peg‐hole jam, was derived. The boundary condition of the angles of declination and the depth of the peg insertion into the hole were defined.

Research limitations/implications

A mathematical model is developed for rigid parts with a hole and for the peg clamped in the rigid assembly mechanisms. The research has not considered flexible deformations and stiffness of the assembly mechanisms, which result in the peg's declination in the assembly process.

Practical implications

The results are represented in the form of the peg's critical angles of declination and critical depth of insertion into the hole, which leads to jamming of the peg‐hole type parts to be assembled. On the basis of the obtained results, it is possible to formulate the tolerances of the declination angles for the assembly mechanisms, which clamp the peg‐type parts.

Originality/value

The proposed method calculating the critical angles of the peg's declination and critical depth of the peg's insertion into the hole for assembly of the peg‐hole type parts, enables one to increase the reliability of the assembly process in the manufacturing industry.

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Citation

Usubamatov, R. and Leong, K.W. (2011), "Analyses of peg‐hole jamming in automatic assembly machines", Assembly Automation, Vol. 31 No. 4, pp. 358-362. https://doi.org/10.1108/01445151111172943

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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