Friday, February 4, 2011

Automated Pen Fixture

This is an automated fixture I developed at APSessco Medical, Inc. for MDM West 2011.  It draws a 2" square on a piece of paper using a ball point pen.

 Inserting a business card into the receiver trips an optical detector.


A programmable logic controller kicks in to sequentially energize the solenoid valves controlling five pneumatic actuators.

The device clamps onto the grip of the pen, plunges onto the postcard, draws a 2" square, drops the business card into the collector, extends up, and releases the pen.