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Automatic Convey System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000079800D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 112K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jordan, HL: AUTHOR

Abstract

This automatic conveyer system is an article handling device used in association with a plurality of chemical cleaning baths, for automatically handling and cleaning circuit boards and other reclaimed parts and components, on a continuous basis. Articles to be cleaned are placed in baskets which are transported horizontally in a step-by-step fashion. At each step, the basket is lowered into a bath where components are cleaned chemically or ultrasonically.

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Automatic Convey System

This automatic conveyer system is an article handling device used in association with a plurality of chemical cleaning baths, for automatically handling and cleaning circuit boards and other reclaimed parts and components, on a continuous basis. Articles to be cleaned are placed in baskets which are transported horizontally in a step-by-step fashion. At each step, the basket is lowered into a bath where components are cleaned chemically or ultrasonically.

The device consists of an arrangement of four vertical sections. Each section includes a horizontal track section which is mounted on two vertical guide rods for vertical movement. Each track section has a plurality of rollers mounted on a horizontal rail above the bath. The rail having the basket suspended therefrom is lowered into the bath and raised therefrom on the rods by an air cylinder. The hook of the basket engages and rides on the rollers and is moved horizontally by two additional air cylinders. Stationary sections of rollers are provided at the beginning and end of the arrangement for placing loaded baskets into the line and removing the baskets after the components have been cleaned.

A control system is provided for varying the lengths of time baskets are in each bath. There can be no horizontal movement, until all baskets are raised from the baths. Baskets can be temporarily raised part way from a bath to allow excess fluid to drip off.

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