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Wire Former

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000083585D
Original Publication Date: 1975-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Finck, EF: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Spool 2 holds a wire that is to be stripped and bent to a shape that is required for a circuit connection. The wire travels from spool 2 along a path that is shown by a dashed line 4 around an idler wheel 5, between two gripping feed rollers 6 and between two wire guides 7. Rollers 6 are geared to be turned from a knob 8. A counter 9 is geared to knob 8 to show the length of the wire that is advanced past the wire guides. A knob 10 is geared to feed rollers 6 to advance the wire at a higher speed.

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Wire Former

Spool 2 holds a wire that is to be stripped and bent to a shape that is required for a circuit connection. The wire travels from spool 2 along a path that is shown by a dashed line 4 around an idler wheel 5, between two gripping feed rollers 6 and between two wire guides 7. Rollers 6 are geared to be turned from a knob 8. A counter 9 is geared to knob 8 to show the length of the wire that is advanced past the wire guides. A knob 10 is geared to feed rollers 6 to advance the wire at a higher speed.

A wire stripper and cutter has an upper clamp part l2 that is pivoted on a shaft 13 and it has a lower clamp part, not shown. Blades 14 on upper part 12 cooperate with blades on the lower part to cut the insulation at two points, and to cut the wire at a point between the insulation cutting points. Handle 15 is used to raise and lower part 12 for the cutting operations and to move the clamp parts to the right to remove the end portions of the insulation.

The clamp parts and blades are moved a short distance to remove the insulation from the wire to the left of the cut. The blades remain stationary and grip the insulation to the right of the cut as the clamp parts move further to the right, to pull the wire free from the insulation that is to be stripped from the wire portion to the right of the cut.

A wire former 16 is pivoted on a shaft 17 to swing along dashed line 18 between the nonoperating position that is shown in the drawing, and a position in which a...