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Dual Action Pneumatic Component Prepper

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037864D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-30
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gast, RT: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a mechamism in which a pair of matching dies, each operated by a pneumatic cylinder, are closed on and deform the leads of a manually inserted component. Components with leads so prepped are readily snapped into cards in position to be soldered.

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Dual Action Pneumatic Component Prepper

Disclosed is a mechamism in which a pair of matching dies, each operated by a pneumatic cylinder, are closed on and deform the leads of a manually inserted component. Components with leads so prepped are readily snapped into cards in position to be soldered.

Figure 1 shows that component 1 is manually placed in prepper 2 with leads inserted in holes 3 in matching prepper top plate 4. Foot pedal 5 is then operated causing the prepping operation to take place. The foot pedal is then released and prepped component 6 is released and removed.

Figure 2 shows the prepper with covers removed. Opposing air cylinders 7, which are energized by foot pedal 5, act to move carrier blocks 8 toward each other, sliding on shafts 9, thus closing matching dies 10 to prep the leads of an inserted component.

Operating on the component leads on both sides simultaneously minimizes stress on the component. It is apparent that the type of lead deformation is determined by the design of the dies, and that various differing components can be accommodated by changing to the appropriate dies and top plate.

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