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Pluggable Module Extraction Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000081602D
Original Publication Date: 1974-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Petrozello, JR: AUTHOR

Abstract

This is a special tool construction particularly adapted to facilitate the extraction of pluggable modules from a printed-circuit board or card. The tool comprises a frame 10 adapted to overlie a module 11. The frame 10 is attached by a shaft 12 with a handle 13. A finger actuated member 14 is slidably mounted on the shaft 12. The spring module grippers 15 are attached by screws 16 to the slidable member 14.

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Pluggable Module Extraction Tool

This is a special tool construction particularly adapted to facilitate the extraction of pluggable modules from a printed-circuit board or card. The tool comprises a frame 10 adapted to overlie a module 11. The frame 10 is attached by a shaft 12 with a handle 13. A finger actuated member 14 is slidably mounted on the shaft 12. The spring module grippers 15 are attached by screws 16 to the slidable member 14.

In a module extraction operation, the tool is positioned so that the frame 10 overlies the module 11 to be extracted and which is in pluggable connection with the board 17. Member 14 is then finger actuated in the upward direction. This upward movement causes the spring module grippers 15 to come into contact with the frame 10 and to be cammed inward, thereby firmly clamping the module
11.

An upward pull of the handle 13 will extract the module 11 from its connection with the board 17. The extracted module 11 can then be released by relieving pressure from the handle 13 and slidable member 14, allowing an internal compression spring 18 to open the grippers 15.

This tool has particular application for use in extracting modules from densely populated circuit cards or the like.

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