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"SIX IN ONE" FLIP AND TURN CONVEYOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009698D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-11
Document File: 4 page(s) / 112K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Tan Kok Kiang: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In a circuit board conveyor system, flow direc- tion and/or orientation of circuit boards can be changed in different ways. Two commonly used ways to change the flow direction and/or orientation are: * turning a circuit board by 90" (as shown in Figure 1) * flipping a circuit board from a fist side to a second side (as shown in Figure 1) However, each of these ways is designed to serve a dedicated function only and cannot be retro- fitted or modified to serve other functions.

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MOrOROLA Technical Developments

"SIX IN ONE" FLIP AND TURN CONVEYOR

by Tan Kok Kiang and Tan Yen Shyang

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  In a circuit board conveyor system, flow direc- second side (as shown in Figure 1) tion and/or orientation of circuit boards can be
changed in different ways. Two commonly used However, each of these ways is designed to ways to change the flow direction and/or orientation serve a dedicated function only and cannot be retro- XC: fitted or modified to serve other functions.

Fig. 1 Example of turn and flip conveyor.

PROPOSAL

                                boards is proposed. This system can handle a As illustrated in the diagrams on the following change as such without retrofitting or modifying. pages, a single flexible conveyor system to change Specifically, six different conveying functions are the flow direction and/or orientation of circuit provided in the single flexible conveyor system.

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INTRODUCTION

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APPLICATION l function (ii) when a circuit board is at a fmt side; and

  
The system uses a combination of two apparatus
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