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Card Pickup After Profiling

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061369D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Alexander, JM: AUTHOR

Abstract

An arrangement is described to pick up integrated circuit cards after profiling, which requires little time to be set up for a new part number.

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Card Pickup After Profiling

An arrangement is described to pick up integrated circuit cards after profiling, which requires little time to be set up for a new part number.

The basis for card pickup, as shown in Fig. 1, is to pierce a pre-drilled hole 10 in the card 11 and retain the card from the bottom side. The card must be designed with 1 to 4 holes of about .250". The cards are retained by 2 to 4 flat springs 12 which slide inside a tubing 13. A step-by-step sequence is shown in Fig. 1.

The taper on the flat springs 12 allows cards to be misplaced slightly (.1"). The flat springs 12 are extende applying a force at the top of the tubing 13. Details of the pickup device are shown in Fig. 2.

A number of these devices would be bolted to a plate. Four of these plates would be bolted to a gantry tool which is located directly above the profiled cards. A universal force plate or individual solenoids or air cylinders would be positioned above these plates 31 to actuate the devices as shown in Fig. 3.

Plates 30 and 31 travel downward together to pierce the hole(s) in the cards. Plate 30 travels downward to spread the flat springs and retain the cards. Both plates 30 and 31 lift together and move cards to where they are to be placed. Plate 30 lifts and the cards are released.

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