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Method for hand inserting AIMM cards in high volume manufacturing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004673D
Publication Date: 2001-Mar-30
Document File: 3 page(s) / 114K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for hand inserting AIMM cards in high volume manufacturing. Benefits include a safe and efficient method of handling the card without injury or damage to the handler (person) or the card.

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Method for hand inserting AIMM cards in high volume manufacturing

Disclosed is a method for hand inserting AIMM cards in high volume manufacturing. Benefits include a safe and efficient method of handling the card without injury or damage to the handler (person) or the card.

The AIMM card is inserted into the AGP slot via an ergonomic handle before testing. This process occurs after the motherboard is placed in the tester cassette and before the lid (with automated probes) is closed. After testing on the board is complete, the lid is opened and the AIMM card is extracted using the handle.

The handle design meets the following mechanical specifications:

The handle is safe to use by all workers.

The handle is an efficient means of handling the AIMM card, which makes probing by hand easier and safer both to the worker and the card itself.

The handle is sized to remain attached to the AIMM card while probing/testing is performed on the entire motherboard.

The disclosed solution attaches directly to the AIMM card through the use of a nut and bolt that are recessed into the handle. A recess along the sides of the handle exists to allow easier gripping of the handle. Foam within the recess allows for ease of grip as well as the spreading of pressure along fingers. The top of handle is blunt and wide in effort to spread the pressure over a wider surface area and will additionally utilize foam covering to absorb pressure as well.

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