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Coil Cable Connector Positioning

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041943D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Adair, WW: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a device for facilitating control of a cable and its connector during automated assembly and test. In the figure, molded cable bobbin 2 is provided with an extension arm 4 on one side. Extension arm 4 includes a connector grasping end 6 for holding the connector of coiled cable 8. Cable 8 is wrapped around extension arm 4, and the cable connector is snapped into grasping end 6. The bobbin assembly can now be manipulated by a computer-controlled robotic manipulator, or the like, while the cable is maintained in a secure and known position. The cable unwinds from bobbin 2 as from a spinning reel for electrical termination.

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Coil Cable Connector Positioning

This article describes a device for facilitating control of a cable and its connector during automated assembly and test. In the figure, molded cable bobbin 2 is provided with an extension arm 4 on one side. Extension arm 4 includes a connector grasping end 6 for holding the connector of coiled cable 8. Cable 8 is wrapped around extension arm 4, and the cable connector is snapped into grasping end 6. The bobbin assembly can now be manipulated by a computer- controlled robotic manipulator, or the like, while the cable is maintained in a secure and known position. The cable unwinds from bobbin 2 as from a spinning reel for electrical termination.

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