Browse Prior Art Database

Pluggable Module Insertion and Extraction Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049300D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Greame, WH: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Insertion and extraction forces which are required to seat and remove a a pluggable module are 180 degrees out of phase. A pluggable module insert and extract device is provided which has the ability to convert hand squeezing pressure to an insertion mode or, with the activation of two side levers, to an extraction mode, all in one tool instead of requiring two separate devices.

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
At least one non-text object (such as an image or picture) has been suppressed.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 53% of the total text.

Page 1 of 2

Pluggable Module Insertion and Extraction Device

Insertion and extraction forces which are required to seat and remove a a pluggable module are 180 degrees out of phase. A pluggable module insert and extract device is provided which has the ability to convert hand squeezing pressure to an insertion mode or, with the activation of two side levers, to an extraction mode, all in one tool instead of requiring two separate devices.

Both inserting and extracting are accomplished by a combination of camming surface blocks 2 and pressure pad levers 1 arranged in such a manner as to allow complete reversal of tool operation. The camming surface blocks 2 are fastened to a pressure pad plate 6, which is slidably retained in a housing 7, and the pressure pad arm levers 1 are pivotally mounted to the camming blocks and are retained in the operating position by a detent 3 located within the outside edges of the camming blocks 2.

The pressure pad plate 6 is fastened to one end of a shaft 8 which is slidably retained in an extension (not shown) of the housing 7. The other end of the shaft has attached thereto a handle, and the housing extension has formed thereon a finger-grasping portion. A compression spring is provided to normally bias the shaft and pressure pad plate in an up position.

During insertion of a module, the tool is placed over the desired position with the pressure pad levers in the up or stored position 9. The desired module 11 is pulled into the mating socket 5 by the action of the...