This thesis involved the design and testing of a robotic assembly cell for a canister control valve. The valve regulates the air flow to a carburetor of an automobile and is presently hand assembled at Rochester Products Division of General Motors. It consists of a body, a spring, a diaphragm and a cap. Each part required special handling by the robot.

A simulated canister control valve assembly cell has been built in a laboratory using an Adept One robot. This report covers the design process of the cell along with the test of the cell. The report also includes pertinent background information including available feeding devices and parts pickup material.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Robots, Industrial--Design; Assembling machines--Design; Carburetors--Design and construction--Automation

Publication Date


Document Type

Master's Project

Student Type


Degree Name

Mechanical Engineering (MS)

Department, Program, or Center

Mechanical Engineering (KGCOE)


Wayne W. Walter

Advisor/Committee Member

Charles W. Haines

Advisor/Committee Member

Chris F. Nilsen


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