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Workpiece Holder

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000090432D
Original Publication Date: 1969-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hansen, HE: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This apparatus is for holding workpieces, such as substrates, during a solder dip operation. Holder 10 comprises body portion 11 from which extends handle portion 12 for attachment to a holding rack not shown. Equally spaced about portion 11 are four upstanding legs 13 of resilient material, which tend, when no workpiece is present, to converge. Adjacent the terminal end of each leg 13 there are guide slots 14 which merge into retaining holes 15. The latter accommodate the corners of a workpiece. To facilitate guidance of the substrate into holes 15, each leg 13 is provided, at its terminal end, with an outward flare which permits the corners of the substrate to engage slots 14. Thus, upon application of pressure to the substrate, the corners of the substrate snap into holes 15.

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Workpiece Holder

This apparatus is for holding workpieces, such as substrates, during a solder dip operation. Holder 10 comprises body portion 11 from which extends handle portion 12 for attachment to a holding rack not shown. Equally spaced about portion 11 are four upstanding legs 13 of resilient material, which tend, when no workpiece is present, to converge. Adjacent the terminal end of each leg 13 there are guide slots 14 which merge into retaining holes 15. The latter accommodate the corners of a workpiece. To facilitate guidance of the substrate into holes 15, each leg 13 is provided, at its terminal end, with an outward flare which permits the corners of the substrate to engage slots 14. Thus, upon application of pressure to the substrate, the corners of the substrate snap into holes 15. Alternate retaining apertures 15A and 15B are shown.

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