Automated door assembly system and method

  • US 10,279,574 B2
  • Filed: 01/31/2017
  • Issued: 05/07/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/16/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A door making system, comprising:

  • a) a first station configured to receive a first plurality of stacked door facings, each of the plurality of stacked door facings containing a first surface disposed face down;

    b) a second station configured to receive a second plurality of stacked door facings, each of the second plurality of stacked door facings containing a first surface disposed face down;

    c) a framing station configured to adhesively contact a first surface of a door frame to a first surface of a first door facing from the first plurality of stacked door facings, wherein the framing station comprisesa door facing inverter configured to receive the first door facing from the first station with the first surface disposed face down, and to flip the first door facing to dispose the first surface face up, anda framing mechanism configured to position stiles and rails of a doorframe onto the face-up first surface of the first door facing;

    d) an assembly station configured to adhesively contact the first surface of a second door facing from the second plurality of stacked door facings to a second surface of the door frame to produce an assembled door, wherein the assembly station comprises a transfer mechanism configured to receive the second door facing from the second station with the first surface disposed face-down and to position the face-down first surface of the second door facing into contact with the second surface of the door frame; and

    e) a compression station configured to compress the assembled door.

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