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Tube Capper-Decapper Station

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039166D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 69K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

DelPuerto, SE: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A device has been developed to remove end caps from tubes in which single-chip modules (SCM) are transported prior to being tested and to then replace them following the test. The development makes it possible to fully automate the SCM test used in the production of semiconductors. (Image Omitted) The newly developed device includes a base plate 1 (Fig. 1), and six guide posts 2,3, three of which are fixed (2) and three of which are adjustable (3), the latter being adjusted to a specific tube size. The end cap pusher assembly 4 includes a mounting block 5, a double acting air cylinder 6 and an end cap pusher 8. A pivot plate assembly 9 supports the end cap pusher assembly and is capable of swinging through a 45o arc. There are appropriate provisions 10 for connecting to an air cylinder for rotating the pivot plate assembly.

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Tube Capper-Decapper Station

A device has been developed to remove end caps from tubes in which single- chip modules (SCM) are transported prior to being tested and to then replace them following the test. The development makes it possible to fully automate the SCM test used in the production of semiconductors.

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The newly developed device includes a base plate 1 (Fig. 1), and six guide posts 2,3, three of which are fixed (2) and three of which are adjustable (3), the latter being adjusted to a specific tube size. The end cap pusher assembly 4 includes a mounting block 5, a double acting air cylinder 6 and an end cap pusher 8. A pivot plate assembly 9 supports the end cap pusher assembly and is capable of swinging through a 45o arc. There are appropriate provisions 10 for connecting to an air cylinder for rotating the pivot plate assembly. In the operation of the capper-decapper, the adjustable guide posts are moved into the position corresponding to the tube size to be

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used. An empty tube 11 (Fig. 1) may be used as a gage in this step. The end cap pusher is adjusted by means of adjusting screws 12 to permit a gap of 3 mm between the edge of the cap 7 and the pusher, with a cap used as a gage. The robot places the capped tube 11 (Fig. 2) into the station between the guide posts 2,3. The end cap pusher 4 is actuated, compressing the end cap 7 until the tong of the cap clears the notch of the tube. The pivot plate assembly 9 (Fig. 3) i...