Loading system and method for a tire vulcanizing machine

  • US 5,746,964 A
  • Filed: 09/03/1996
  • Issued: 05/05/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/21/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A loading system for a vulcanizing press, comprising:

  • a transport car displaceable to access a plurality of tire vulcanizing presses;

    a robot disposed on said transport car, said robot comprising an articulated robot arm assembly movable in three (XYZ) directions, said robot further including a tire chuck disposed on an end of said robot arm assembly; and

    a sensor disposed centrally on the end of said robot arm assembly and within said tire chuck, said sensor configured to sense a centering location disposed on the vulcanizing press.

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