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Insulator Bonding System for Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000050809D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Summa, WJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

This system uses a fluid epoxy and special fixture to bond insulator sleeves onto the stems of electrical connectors of the type, for example, described in U. S. Patent 3,915,537.

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Insulator Bonding System for Connector

This system uses a fluid epoxy and special fixture to bond insulator sleeves onto the stems of electrical connectors of the type, for example, described in U.
S. Patent 3,915,537.

Block fixture 10 has a pair of elongated parallel channels 11, 12 formed inwardly on its work surface 13. The ends of multiple connectors, e.g., connector 14, are connected in parallel to a common selvage strip 15 and their opposite ends, i.e., stems 16, are free. The connectors 14 and strip 15 are made from a common stock blank. An insulator sleeve 17 is concentrically positioned on, and in appropriate registration with, each stem 16 for bonding thereto. The assembly 14-17 is transversely located on the surface 13 such that the insulator sleeve 17 straddles the channel 11 and the center section 10A of fixture 10 formed between channels 11 and 12. Strips of masking tape T affix the strip 15 and the tips of the stems 16 to the surface 13. An absorbent applicator strip 18, which runs in a parallel direction with channels 11 and 12, is placed over the edge 19 of the sleeve 17 and the portion of the stem 16 extending outwardly therefrom. The width of the strip 18 is judiciously selected so that, when so positioned, it terminates over each of the channels 11 and 12.

In operation, an epoxy bonding fluid (not shown) is applied to the applicator strip 18, passing therethrough by capillary action and onto the adjacent portion of the stems 16. The fluid wick...