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Snap Tips Tool for Component Removal

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000074116D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Sarnacki, FH: AUTHOR

Abstract

This tool device is arranged to accept a variety of tip styles. The tool device 1 is preferably machine mounted and connected with s vacuum supply source. The tool device includes slotted channels 2 to accommodate the tip attachments 3. The tips 3 are detachably mounted to the tool device and can be shaped to conform to component shapes and dimensions that are to be held by the tool device. The tool device has a ground surface 4 adapted to cooperate with the ground surface 5 of the snap tips 3 to provide a leakproof seal. Each tip 3 includes a pair of spring clips 6 which are slidable in the channels 2 and function to hold the tip 3 to the tool device. The tool features the ready interchangeability of different tips 3 to accommodate different component shapes and dimensions.

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Snap Tips Tool for Component Removal

This tool device is arranged to accept a variety of tip styles. The tool device 1 is preferably machine mounted and connected with s vacuum supply source. The tool device includes slotted channels 2 to accommodate the tip attachments
3. The tips 3 are detachably mounted to the tool device and can be shaped to conform to component shapes and dimensions that are to be held by the tool device. The tool device has a ground surface 4 adapted to cooperate with the ground surface 5 of the snap tips 3 to provide a leakproof seal. Each tip 3 includes a pair of spring clips 6 which are slidable in the channels 2 and function to hold the tip 3 to the tool device. The tool features the ready interchangeability of different tips 3 to accommodate different component shapes and dimensions.

Alternatively, the tool can be used as a hole cleaning device during printed circuit card rework operations.

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