Herding Cats is much easier...
...than handling "0" Rings like these.
We learned it while engineering six machines, each feeding one part size; 1-1/4 to 1-3/4 inch diameter.
We found they resisted movement in enclosed tracks, so all paths were kept open and free in the orientation effort.
When final tracking was needed only one part-at-a-time was passed with a puff of compressed air.
Gravity or vibratory tracks were a NO-NO with these flexible, rubber like parts.
We provided two paths to assembly at 16 pieces per minute; far below 78 dB(A) at 3 feet.
Since they were for automatic transmissions, it required all part contact surfaces to be stainless steel,
plastic or specially plated steel to avoid contamination.
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