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Automatic Pin Straightener

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000078636D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bodo, N: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The drawing shows in section a device for straightening bent pins 3 of a circuit module 4. The device includes a stationary die 5 mounted on a support 6 and a die 7, that is movable at right angles to the axis of the pins. Means 9 inserts the module pins into the die. This operation straightens the pins, but it leaves residual stress in the pins so that they tend to spring back to their previous bend. Movable part 7 is then given a translatory motion of a few thousandths of an inch by an arm 10. This motion relieves the stress in the pin and when the module is removed from the die the pins remain straight.

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Automatic Pin Straightener

The drawing shows in section a device for straightening bent pins 3 of a circuit module 4. The device includes a stationary die 5 mounted on a support 6 and a die 7, that is movable at right angles to the axis of the pins. Means 9 inserts the module pins into the die. This operation straightens the pins, but it leaves residual stress in the pins so that they tend to spring back to their previous bend. Movable part 7 is then given a translatory motion of a few thousandths of an inch by an arm 10. This motion relieves the stress in the pin and when the module is removed from the die the pins remain straight.

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