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Buckling Direction Control in High Density Contactors

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000079039D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kostenko, A: AUTHOR

Abstract

Two dye plates are used in close proximity to each other to control the direction of deflection of a buckling-beam contactor.

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Buckling Direction Control in High Density Contactors

Two dye plates are used in close proximity to each other to control the direction of deflection of a buckling-beam contactor.

Dye plate 1 and dye plate 2 are manufactured by conventional drilling. Dye plate 1 has a hole array centered on an X and Y axis; dye plate 2 has a hole array shifted off the Y axis by at least 4 mils, but not more than 7 mils. Note that exemplary dimensions are given for purposes of illustration only. Ln the present illustration, the low limit is the minimum displacement needed to achieve buckling, and the upper limit is the maximum displacement allowable before the dye friction will overcome the spring rate of the probe. Dye plates 1 and 2 are positioned on dowel pins 3 in housing 4, and separated by spacers 5. This arrangement gives probe wires 6 the necessary preset to control buckling direction.

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