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Component Pin Crimper

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060928D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Boyle, WB: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The arrangement locks components into a circuit board by automatically crimping the component leads as they are inserted into the cards. The card 10 to be assembled is located above the crimping mechanism 12. The crimping mechanism at this time is in the down position, as seen in Fig. 1. The program activates a cylinder 14 in the crimping mechanism which raises the support plate 16 to the up position. This places the pin dies 18 immediately below the necessary component lead pin holes in the card 10 to be assembled. The components 20 to be inserted may be picked up and positioned by a robot which positions them into the necessary pin holes. Since the crimping mechanism 12 is in the up position during this time, the leads 22 extending through the holes in the card 10 are crimped as the insertion is made.

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Component Pin Crimper

The arrangement locks components into a circuit board by automatically crimping the component leads as they are inserted into the cards. The card 10 to be assembled is located above the crimping mechanism 12. The crimping mechanism at this time is in the down position, as seen in Fig. 1. The program activates a cylinder 14 in the crimping mechanism which raises the support plate 16 to the up position. This places the pin dies 18 immediately below the necessary component lead pin holes in the card 10 to be assembled. The components 20 to be inserted may be picked up and positioned by a robot which positions them into the necessary pin holes. Since the crimping mechanism 12 is in the up position during this time, the leads 22 extending through the holes in the card 10 are crimped as the insertion is made. The crimping mechanism 12 is then lowered via the cylinder 14. The robot can then be used to remove the assembled card. The operation can be repeated. It should be noted that the template 24 for the pin dies 18, which is attached to the support plate 16 of the crimping mechanism 12, is a circuit card identical to the card being assembled directly above the mechanism. The attached card serves as a template 24 to position the necessary pin dies 18 for the specific application. It should be appreciated that, if a different card is to be assembled, the template card 24 can be easily removed and replaced with a new card which corresponds to the ca...