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Process and Equipment Magazine

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000088351D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Anzelone, TA: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

A magazine 10 is disclosed for bulk storage, and equipment loading and unloading of multilayer ceramic process trays. Locating channels 12 are used for locating the magazine in process transporter and equipment handlers. The channel depth is designed to protect slot index shelf locater tabs 14 that are used to position various slot indexes molded into side rails of the other equipment. The molded index tabs also correct molding tolerance errors in tray locaters during handler equipment positioning.

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Process and Equipment Magazine

A magazine 10 is disclosed for bulk storage, and equipment loading and unloading of multilayer ceramic process trays. Locating channels 12 are used for locating the magazine in process transporter and equipment handlers. The channel depth is designed to protect slot index shelf locater tabs 14 that are used to position various slot indexes molded into side rails of the other equipment. The molded index tabs also correct molding tolerance errors in tray locaters during handler equipment positioning.

Spring clips 16 position and lock individual trays within the magazine during handling. A recessed handle 18 is provided for manual lifting of the magazine. A man-readable identity tag 20 and a magnetic read strip 21 are provided to enable computer control of inventory.

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