The peculiarities of the product are flexibility of the design, reduced fixturing
downtime, decreased cost and the fact that differently shaped objects can be
clamped without any manual adjustments. The fixture with clamps are arranged
radially around its work space; they are all independently controlled by lead
screw mechanisms powered by DC motors. The M2Falgorithm has been
developed for the automation of the fixture with the help of image processing
technique, using MATLAB platform. The micro controller is programmed in
such a way that the whole process, including capturing the object and DC motor
actuation, simultaneously leads the development and implementation of an
automated fixture-design system. Image overlapping is the technique used for
extracting the co-ordinate of the object, with the help of a reference image.
Simulink model of the mobile modular fixture clamp motor is derived for
dynamic analysis. Regression with ANOVA analysis is done to find the relation
of delay and linear movement of the fixture clamp. A real time model is
developed for the purpose of implementing the algorithm.
Keywords: Mobile modular fixture, Image processing, Robot, MATLAB