• Richard K. Miller
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The use and potential benefits of robots in shakeout loading and unloading has been mentioned in the published literature (Ref. 1, 2, 3) with the common use of robots for machine loading and material handling, this would appear to be an appropriate application. Since the shakeout operation is noisy, hot and dirty, the benefits of robot use are certainly present. A robot application in shakeout loading is shown in Figure 1.


Material Handling Industrial Robot Machine Loading Programmable Robot Robot Application 
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    Munson, G. E., “Foundries, Robots and Productivity,” Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium On Industrial Robots, Stuttgart, West Germany, 1978.Google Scholar
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    James, C. F. and Sylvia, J. G., “The Robots Role In Foundry Mechanization,” Modern Casting, May 1982, pp. 30–33.Google Scholar
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    Treanton, Robert R., “Casting Manipulators,” Steel Foundry Facts, No. 341, Jan. 1981, p. 24.Google Scholar

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