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Wiring Apparatus

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000075097D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-24
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hazel, HK: AUTHOR

Abstract

For the automatic assembly of single and multiple interconnections an apparatus for automatically bonding wires, especially wire pairs, is used under the control of a program stored in a computer memory or on cards. A standard numerical control x-y positioning system has a platform member on which a circular panel is secured to provide the necessary interconnections. During operation one end of a length of a wire pair is moved into a bonding position, with this end being presented between the jaws of a clamping and a pulling means. This means clamps the wire pair end during bonding and simultaneously twists the wire pair. Then the wire pair is pulled to break off the portion beyond the bond.

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Wiring Apparatus

For the automatic assembly of single and multiple interconnections an apparatus for automatically bonding wires, especially wire pairs, is used under the control of a program stored in a computer memory or on cards. A standard numerical control x-y positioning system has a platform member on which a circular panel is secured to provide the necessary interconnections. During operation one end of a length of a wire pair is moved into a bonding position, with this end being presented between the jaws of a clamping and a pulling means. This means clamps the wire pair end during bonding and simultaneously twists the wire pair. Then the wire pair is pulled to break off the portion beyond the bond.

A forming unit containing controllable moving fingers, engaging and bonding the twisted length of wire, determines both the shape of an interconnection and the height of the interconnection staples between two bonds. A stripper removes the wire insulation from the wire portions to be bonded. For bonding the twisted wires simultaneously to a terminal pad and a ground grid, the apparatus includes a spreader which positions both wires accurately in bonding grooves in the bonding tips.

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