Our History of Innovations

19 patents have been awarded in the field of automation.

Appartus and Method for Centralized Indexed Inspection and Rejection of Products

Appartus and Method for Centralized Indexed Inspection and Rejection of Products

The invention provides a method of an apparatus for inspecting a label applied to a container. The method includes the ...
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Vibrator for Material Conveying Apparatus

Vibrator for Material Conveying Apparatus

This invention relates to material conveying apparatus of the type employing a vibrating conveying surface and relates, more particularly, to ...
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Vibratory Feeding Apparatus

Vibratory Feeding Apparatus

An apparatus for orienting and feeding axially elongated articles has a feeder bowl which includes a helical ramp surface which ...
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Vibratory Orienting Device

Vibratory Orienting Device

The present invention relates to vibratory feeders of the bowl type and is concerned, more particularly, with an improvement in ...
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Article Transfer System

Article Transfer System

A transfer mechanism has a tool mounting surface movable in a inverted U-shaped path back and forth between spaced stations ...
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Switching System

Switching System

The switching system of this invention includes a plurality of coordinate contacts sets arranged in rows and columns, actuating means ...
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Switching System

Switching System

The switching system of this invention includes a plurality of coordinate contacts sets arranged in rows and columns, actuating means ...
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Switching Apparatus

Switching Apparatus

A programmer or switching apparatus produces an on and off valued control signal for turning and associated controlled component on ...
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Automatic Paint Manufacturing Machine

Automatic Paint Manufacturing Machine

Product name: Automatic Paint Manufacturing Machine Date:  February 1960 Inventor: James E. Logan and Grant L. Willis ...
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Fluid Operating Inserting Tool

Fluid Operating Inserting Tool

G N Willis FEBRUARY 1970 ...
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Feeder ring

Feeder ring

Apparatus full orienting impeding actually elongated articles including a feeder bowl with an article ramp. Service terminating at the operator ...
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Vibratory Feeder

Vibratory Feeder

A vibratory feeder of the ball type in which the support system for the ball includes a torsion bar extending ...
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Motion Conversion Mechanism

Motion Conversion Mechanism

Mechanism comprising a housing, a pair of cooperating levers supported on the housing for pivotal movement about fixed axes and ...
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System for Displaying Alphanumerical massages having stored and real time components

System for Displaying Alphanumerical massages having stored and real time components

A system for displaying alphanumeric messages has a display device with a robot character stations that each of which may ...
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Control Circuit for Vibratory Devices

Control Circuit for Vibratory Devices

This invention relates to control circuits for vibratory devices and more particularly to circuits were controlling vibratory feeding equipment such ...
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Automatic Welding Device for the Feedback of Carding Machines

Automatic Welding Device for the Feedback of Carding Machines

This invention relates to material handling apparatus and more specific to an apparatus for automatically controlling the delivery of light ...
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Vibratory System

Vibratory System

A vibratory system for a vibration feeder includes pulse means for generating electrical digital pulse signals. A controller controllably converts the ...
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Control System

Control System

Control system is disclosed for use with the device such as a vibratory bowl feeder, having a bowl or other ...
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Control Circuit

Control Circuit

A vibratory amplitude controller for vibratory mechanisms such as vibratory feeder having an addition to our parts container, electromagnetic drive ...
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Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only

Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only

An electrically erasable programmable read only memory (EEPROM) programmer uses an alphanumeric visual display system having a multi character station ...
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System for Displaying Alphanumeric Messages

System for Displaying Alphanumeric Messages

A system for displaying alphanumeric messages includes a unitary visual display device having a limited number of character display stations ...
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Escapement Mechanism

Escapement Mechanism

Escapement Mechanism Date:  September 1966 Inventor: Grant L. Willis ...
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Indexing Assembly Machine

Indexing Assembly Machine

Indexing Assembly Machine Date: January 1966 Inventor: Grant L. Willis ...
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