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Module Orienting System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000093423D
Original Publication Date: 1967-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 59K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Closet, P: AUTHOR

Abstract

Before being inserted in a printed circuit board, the modules which are loaded in a tray must be suitably oriented. This system provides a semiautomatic device to orient modules or other articles.

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Module Orienting System

Before being inserted in a printed circuit board, the modules which are loaded in a tray must be suitably oriented. This system provides a semiautomatic device to orient modules or other articles.

The modules are introduced in the device, all oriented in the same direction, by feed channel 5. Under channel 5 are placed orienting trays 6 and 7 including the orienting channels 1, 2, 3, and 4. At the bottom of tray 7 is output channel 8.

Each channel 1, 2, and 3 includes two straight portions separated by a guide slot 9 registering with a step 10. Channel 4 includes only a straight portion. assuming the different elements are located in the position of the drawing, a module, which crosses the system, is turned twice a quarter of a turn in a counterclockwise direction.

Since trays 6 or 7 can be moved in a reciprocal manner, the following combinations of channels can be obtained with the corresponding orientations. Channel 6 Channel 7 Orientation

1 3 180 degrees Anti C/W

1 4 90 degrees Anti C/W

2 3 0 degrees

2 4 90 degrees C/W.

By selecting the suitable combination, the modules are fed to the insertion head in the proper orientation.

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