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Wire Feeding Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000075714D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 26K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Christiana, WR: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

In the wiring of product pieces which require that wire be fed around and behind radially extended hook members at the opposite ends of an annulus the wire may be fed down within the annulus by a tool which reaches past the hook members, either from above or from below.

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Wire Feeding Tool

In the wiring of product pieces which require that wire be fed around and behind radially extended hook members at the opposite ends of an annulus the wire may be fed down within the annulus by a tool which reaches past the hook members, either from above or from below.

Tool 10 has a shank 12 having a slot 14 for receiving the wire and conveying the same to bore 16. Bore 16 feeds the wire to a "T" end 18, having curved saddle slots 20, for guiding the wire upwardly or downwardly in a reversible manner.

The tool may be operated downwardly within the product piece while feeding the wire from the upper saddle slot 20, and then the tool may be maneuvered laterally and retracted slightly while the product piece is rotated to hook wire over a hook element at the bottom of the product piece. The motions of the tool can then be reversed to retrace upwardly through the product piece, while paying the wire out through the lower part of the saddle surface 20, and the hooking maneuver can be executed at the top of the product piece while the wire feeds from the lower saddle slot 20.

The two sided "J" shape of the tool permits rapid reciprocation for wiring of the product piece while paying the wire out in the necessary two directions, with the extensions 18 of the tool operating to reach behind the outwardly extending edges of the product piece teeth.

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