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Method for a built-in magazine lock

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007593D
Publication Date: 2002-Apr-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for a built-in magazine lock. Benefits include improved productivity.

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Method for a built-in magazine lock

Disclosed is a method for a built-in magazine lock. Benefits include improved productivity.

Description

              The disclosed method replaces two-pieces of the conventional magazine covers. Every machine’s loader and unloader module are fitted with a piece of metal that pushes the magazine lock upwards and opens the slots. Placing the magazine on a table of any flat surface does not open the slots.

              The main component of the disclosed method is the installation of a magazine lock. That lock enables strips to be pushed out of the magazine when actuated from below.

Advantages


             
This method eliminates the need for two pieces of the conventional magazine covers. It automatically opens the slots when put in a loader or unloader thus eliminating the task of manually removing or installing covers, increasing productivity. No other cover in the marketplace performs this function.

 
 

Leadframe magazine. Red part indicates the proposed magazine lock.

 
 

Fig. 1

Lock in the open position. Strips can be pushed out.

 

Fig. 2

Lock in the closed position. Strips are unable to slide out.

 

Fig. 3

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