Automated installation of frangible elements

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9987714
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14692325

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A method and apparatus for installing a frangible collar onto a fastener installed in a hole using an end effector in which rotation of the fastener is not restricted by the hole. Rotation of the fastener may be restricted using the end effector. A frangible collar may be installed onto the fastener by an element installer of the end effector while the while restricting rotation of the fastener. A frangible portion of the frangible collar may be sheared off by torqueing the frangible portion using the end effector.

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THE BOEING COMPANYP O BOX 3707 M S 6Y-25 SEATTLE WA 98124-2207

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Batt, Edward John Bothell, US 11 5
Henderson, Raymond Neil Renton, US 3 5

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