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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000095231D
Original Publication Date: 1965-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 79K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Godat, JJL: AUTHOR

Abstract

The mechanism interchanges articles between two given locations. Transport belt 11 having a series of microelectronic modules is indexed with each module stopping at location 12. When a faulty module appears at location 12, reed clamps 8 are lowered to simultaneously pick up the faulty module and a good module from magazine 13. Clamps 8 are raised, indexed 180 degrees, lowered and the modules are released. In detail, input shaft 1 is actuated and caused to rotate one revolution when it is determined that a faulty module is present at location 12. Cams 2 and 3 and indexing Geneva assembly 10 all rotate with shaft 1 and coact as follows. Actuating linkage 5 is operated, rotating clamp actuating lever 7 and depressing pin 9. The clamp 8 jaws, are normally closed by spring loading.

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Interchanging Articles

The mechanism interchanges articles between two given locations. Transport belt 11 having a series of microelectronic modules is indexed with each module stopping at location 12. When a faulty module appears at location 12, reed clamps 8 are lowered to simultaneously pick up the faulty module and a good module from magazine 13. Clamps 8 are raised, indexed 180 degrees, lowered and the modules are released. In detail, input shaft 1 is actuated and caused to rotate one revolution when it is determined that a faulty module is present at location 12. Cams 2 and 3 and indexing Geneva assembly 10 all rotate with shaft 1 and coact as follows. Actuating linkage 5 is operated, rotating clamp actuating lever 7 and depressing pin 9. The clamp 8 jaws, are normally closed by spring loading. Then, vertical positioning lever 4 is actuated to lower clamp support assembly 6. Clamps 8 are closed on the module as pin 9 is released. As shaft 1 continues to rotate, assembly 6 is raised, indexed 180 degrees by the action of Geneva 10, working through gears 14, and lowered back to the magazine and belt level. Finally, pin 9 is depressed, opening the jaws of clamps 8 to release the modules. Assembly 6 is raised to its standby position. The magazine positioned beneath clamps 8 is then advanced by an intermittent mechanism to position another module for pickup.

Good modules are stored in magazines 13 positioned on the left of partition
16. Magazines 13 are spring-bi...