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Connector Pin Alignment Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060809D
Original Publication Date: 1986-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Durgala, TM: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A device to align connector pins for insertion into panels utilizes intersecting locating pins for the alignment in the following manner. As seen in the drawing, a connector 1 having pins 2 that insert into a panel (not shown) are aligned by the vertical insertion of short locating pins 3 between connector pins 2. As locating pins 3 are actuated downward, the connector pins 2are roughly aligned on an X-axis. The long locating pins 4 are then horizontally actuated and inserted through the connector pins 2 and above the short locating pins 3, roughly aligning pins on a Y-axis. Long pins 4 are then inserted into support holes 5. The connector 1 is then actuated downward in the direction of the arrow, positioning the connector pins in final alignment due to the tight fit of the locating pins 3, 4to pins 2.

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Connector Pin Alignment Device

A device to align connector pins for insertion into panels utilizes intersecting locating pins for the alignment in the following manner. As seen in the drawing, a connector 1 having pins 2 that insert into a panel (not shown) are aligned by the vertical insertion of short locating pins 3 between connector pins 2. As locating pins 3 are actuated downward, the connector pins 2are roughly aligned on an X- axis. The long locating pins 4 are then horizontally actuated and inserted through the connector pins 2 and above the short locating pins 3, roughly aligning pins on a Y-axis. Long pins 4 are then inserted into support holes 5. The connector 1 is then actuated downward in the direction of the arrow, positioning the connector pins in final alignment due to the tight fit of the locating pins 3, 4to pins 2. The connector is now aligned and ready for insertion into the panel. After connector pins 2 begin to enter the panel, the locating pins 3, 4 are withdrawn.

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