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Pin Dispenser

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000080437D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Fletcher, AT: AUTHOR

Abstract

Elongated parts, such as electric terminal pins, are fed one at a time from a reservoir and then released in groups to feed tubes.

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Pin Dispenser

Elongated parts, such as electric terminal pins, are fed one at a time from a reservoir and then released in groups to feed tubes.

An upper and lower slide are initially positioned with their cavities misaligned at the right-hand stop; the right ends of the lower and upper slides being at position A. Next, both slides are together stepped left along the base causing pins to drop into the upper slide cavities one at a time in sequence from 1 to 5, until the lower slide is in position D at the left stop and the upper slide is at position B. After the cavities are filled, an additional step forces the upper slide's left end from position B to position C to align the cavities in the upper and lower slides, sending all the pins into the feed tubes substantially simultaneously. A further step forces the upper slide's left end from position C to position D, misaligning the holes again.

The operation is repeated in the reverse direction, the pins being placed in the cavities in order from 5 to 1. The pins are released into the feed tubes when the upper slide is stepped from position E to F.

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