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Cam Lock Pin

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000091725D
Original Publication Date: 1968-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hardardt, AT: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Plastic locking pin 10 locks bronze cap 12 to plastic fixture 14 used to assemble tape head components. Pin 10 replaces a metal socket head screw, previously used for this purpose. Such metal screw had to be removed during assembly of the tape head. Locking pin 10 has cam 16 that locks to shoulder 18 molded into hole 22 in fixture 14 while enlarged portion 24 is seated in cap opening 26. A one quarter to one half turn is applied to shaped head 20 of pin 10 to achieve this locking action. Pin 10 is molded by the same process as fixture 14. In assembly pin 10 does not require removal. Excess portions of pin 10 and fixture 14 are broken away after final potting of the tape head.

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Cam Lock Pin

Plastic locking pin 10 locks bronze cap 12 to plastic fixture 14 used to assemble tape head components. Pin 10 replaces a metal socket head screw, previously used for this purpose. Such metal screw had to be removed during assembly of the tape head. Locking pin 10 has cam 16 that locks to shoulder 18 molded into hole 22 in fixture 14 while enlarged portion 24 is seated in cap opening 26. A one quarter to one half turn is applied to shaped head 20 of pin 10 to achieve this locking action. Pin 10 is molded by the same process as fixture
14. In assembly pin 10 does not require removal. Excess portions of pin 10 and fixture 14 are broken away after final potting of the tape head.

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