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Delivery Mechanism for Small Parts

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000082609D
Original Publication Date: 1975-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cochran, TJ: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

With small parts or substrates that are loaded in a cartridge for dispensing purposes, it is essential that individual parts be removed without other parts falling out of the cartridge.

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Delivery Mechanism for Small Parts

With small parts or substrates that are loaded in a cartridge for dispensing purposes, it is essential that individual parts be removed without other parts falling out of the cartridge.

Thus, the purpose of the structure shown, is to remove substrates 12 from a column support or cartridge 13 and deposit the substrates into the belt 11, without the remaining substrates 12 in the column 13 falling from the column.

Referring to the drawing, the transfer arm 10 is replicated on opposite sides of a conveyor belt 11, only one side of the transfer arm being illustrated. As shown, a spring biased antirepeat latch 14 is held superimposed of the tail end of a substrate 12 by a nub 15 thereon, which abuts a portion of the transfer arm 10. Carried by the transfer arm 10 is a retainer latch 16 which is also spring biased about pivot point 17, the latch including a recessed portion 17A and a hook 18 which abuts a latch retainer 19 on the undersurface of the substrate column 13.

As the transfer arm 10 moves in a counterclockwise direction as shown by the arrow 20, the retainer latch 16 is released from the latch retainer 19 and tends to move in a clockwise direction as shown by the arrow 21. The hook 18 grasps the tail end of the substrate 12 and prevents the substrate from being propelled out of the transfer arm 10.

As the transfer arm 10 moves in the counterclockwise direction, the antirepeat latch 14, including a retainer 22, hooks beneath...