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Magazine for Printed Circuits

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039683D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Elsaesser, HM: AUTHOR

Abstract

The magazine serves to horizontally or vertically convey large circuit boards or their different layers during the manufacture of printed circuits. The magazine has two rectangular side faces 1 and 2 provided with means 3 for guiding, positioning and pivoting. Side faces 1 and 2 are connected along a diagonal to a receiver plate 4 for the circuit boards. The magazine has a cover plate 6 pivotable about a hinge 5. The cover plate may also take the form of a hingeless, mechanically or automatically removable plate or of a hood (not shown) which is placed over side faces 1 and 2. Receiver plate 4 and cover plate 6 are locked, for example, by magnets 7 and iron inserts 8, respectively. Bar codes 9, provided at several points, are used to identify the different magazine positions.

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Magazine for Printed Circuits

The magazine serves to horizontally or vertically convey large circuit boards or their different layers during the manufacture of printed circuits. The magazine has two rectangular side faces 1 and 2 provided with means 3 for guiding, positioning and pivoting. Side faces 1 and 2 are connected along a diagonal to a receiver plate 4 for the circuit boards. The magazine has a cover plate 6 pivotable about a hinge 5. The cover plate may also take the form of a hingeless, mechanically or automatically removable plate or of a hood (not shown) which is placed over side faces 1 and 2. Receiver plate 4 and cover plate 6 are locked, for example, by magnets 7 and iron inserts 8, respectively. Bar codes 9, provided at several points, are used to identify the different magazine positions. The magazine meets the following requirements: 1. it is space-saving when used for components with large X-Y

dimensions; 2. it can be conveyed vertically or horizontally; 3. it can be loaded or unloaded in a vertical or a

horizontal

position; 4. the magazine has no preferential position. It is

mirror

symmetrical and thus can be loaded and unloaded

from all sides; 5. it may be conveyed using standard conveyor systems, such

as driverless conveyor systems, roller conveyors

or conveyor belts, overhead conveyors, and the

like; 6. it may be arbitrarily positioned.

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