Patent Number: 6,637,584

Title: Component carrying device

Abstract: A component carrying device has a simple constitution, and is capable of lining up components and carrying them in one direction with high reliability. The device comprises a guide groove for lining up components into one line and guiding them; a carrying member, provided on the bottom face of the guide groove, which can move forward and backward along the direction of the groove; and driving means, for driving the carrying member forward and backward at a higher speed when moving backward than when moving forward. The speed of the carrying member when moving forward is a speed at which a predetermined sustained frictional force acts between the carrying member and the components, which are mounted on the top face of the carrying member; and the speed of the carrying member when moving backward is a speed at which the frictional force between the carrying member and the components mounted on its top face, substantially breaks, so that the components are carried forward by the difference in frictional force.

Inventors: Takahashi; Shigeki (Omihachiman, JP), Kaishita; Nihei (Omihachiman, JP), Nemoto; Akira (Omihachiman, JP)

Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

International Classification: B65G 47/14 (20060101); B65G 25/06 (20060101); B65G 27/10 (20060101); B65G 25/04 (20060101); B65G 27/12 (20060101); H05K 13/02 (20060101); B65G 025/04 ()

Expiration Date: 10/28/2020