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Fluidic Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000076473D
Original Publication Date: 1972-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Welnicki, T: AUTHOR

Abstract

Plural pneumatic lines are coupled together in this connector. The connector also has provision for alignment or conventional electrical coupling.

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Fluidic Connector

Plural pneumatic lines are coupled together in this connector. The connector also has provision for alignment or conventional electrical coupling.

A conventional electrical connector, having mating units 1 and 2 to be locked together, has substantially all of its electrical connections removed. Combined steel and rubber or plastic tubings 3a, 3b and 4a, 4b are inserted in the units 1 and 2. The steel tubing portions 5 are secured within the body of the units by epoxy 6. The tubes are connected to other parts of the pneumatic circuit. Rubber sleeves 7 are provided at the ends of the connectors in unit 1 for receiving the projections from the steel tubes in unit 2. The connector pins 8 remaining from the original electrical connector are employed for alignment or for simultaneous electrical connection.

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