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Offline conTopic starter

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Design Problem!
« on: December 08, 2010, 08:52:15 AM »
Hi everyone,

I really need some assistance with a design probelem. I need to attach a black and decker drill to an end effector. I need to design some sort of pnuematic or manual system that will clamp a B&D drill so it can be connected to the power source and operations ran from the control panel. But i really need to come up with a design of a mechanism that will securly hold a black and decker whilst it drills.

Can anyone help?

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Re: Design Problem!
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2010, 09:38:25 AM »
What are your limitations? Can you modify the drill? Do you need to be able to pick up and put down the drill autonomously? What is the end effector?


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Re: Design Problem!
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2010, 09:45:49 PM »

Just make a holder out of eg. 10mm aluminum plate (or perhaps 5mm steel) that is formed so the drill can be bolted securely on to it and attach (weld?) a metal tube with some holes through it, that can be used to slide over a bar and locked in place with bolts going through it.
Should be a 2..4 hour job at the most.

A rather fast and fairly heavy robot with quite large wheels needs what? A lot of power?
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