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Programmed Wiring Machine

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000096143D
Original Publication Date: 1963-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Shaw, WP: AUTHOR

Abstract

In order to wire core matrix card 10, the latter is secured to movable support 12. This is selectively actuated by servomechanisms 14 and 16 through positional control circuit 15 and amplifiers 13 and 17 to different predetermined positions in the X-Y plane. Such is under the control of tape control unit 18 and foot switch 20.

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Programmed Wiring Machine

In order to wire core matrix card 10, the latter is secured to movable support
12. This is selectively actuated by servomechanisms 14 and 16 through positional control circuit 15 and amplifiers 13 and 17 to different predetermined positions in the X-Y plane. Such is under the control of tape control unit 18 and foot switch 20.

Scissor-like split jaw mechanisms 22 and 24 on either side of card 10 are alternately closed by actuators 26 and 28. This is under the control of flip-flop 30 as the card is moved to present different cores to a threading position in response to depression of foot switch 20. The ends of the closed one of the pair of mechanisms 22 and 24 present a conical opening as a ready target for threading a wire through the particular core in position to be threaded.

Upon release of foot switch 20, the closed jaw mechanism opens, leaving adequate room for manipulating the wire being threaded.

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