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Lead Straightener

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000080108D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 64K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Chapin, FW: AUTHOR

Abstract

Lead straightener 1 is constructed of two sets of plates 2a, 2b, and 3a, 3b, having holes therein in the pattern of the leads to be straightened and larger in diameter than module leads 4. Plates 2a, 2b and 3a, 3b are moved by cam action to achieve a configuration such as shown in Fig. B. Module 5 is carried to lead straightener 1 by air pressure 6.

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Lead Straightener

Lead straightener 1 is constructed of two sets of plates 2a, 2b, and 3a, 3b, having holes therein in the pattern of the leads to be straightened and larger in diameter than module leads 4. Plates 2a, 2b and 3a, 3b are moved by cam action to achieve a configuration such as shown in Fig. B. Module 5 is carried to lead straightener 1 by air pressure 6.

After module 5 is checked for proper orientation, air pressure 6 carries module 5 until leads 4 are fully engaged with straightener 1, as shown in Fig. A. Plates 2a, 2b and 3a, 3b are then moved by cam action to the position shown in Fig. B. Simultaneously, module 5 and straightener 1 are being carried in the upward direction.

When the leads 4 are straightened, as indicated by straightener 1 in module 5 reaching an end of travel, air pressure 6 is removed and module 5 is released from straightener 1. In the case of misoriented modules, an air blast will remove such module and the next module will enter the lead straightening station.

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