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Component Registration Block

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099170D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-14
Document File: 3 page(s) / 101K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Aronoff, RD: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

The registration block is part of a robotic insertion tool that is used to assemble various factor components (SIP, DIP, IBM modules). These are picked out of escapements in the feeder and transported by a gripper to the registration This device is the drop-off point in the cycle of the system. The part is transferred the feeder system to the robot via the registration

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Component Registration Block

       The registration block is part of a robotic insertion tool
that is used to assemble various factor components (SIP, DIP, IBM
modules).  These are picked out of escapements in the feeder and
transported by a gripper to the registration  This device is the
drop-off point in the cycle of the system.  The part is transferred
the feeder system to the robot via the registration

      Referring to the figure, the registration block 1 is a fixture
that transports the component from a plane to a horizontal one.  It
also locates the on its leads for precision pickup by the robot.

      The component insertion tool was designed for maximum and can
quickly be converted from one form to another.  Since all components
pass through the block 1, it must be designed to handle any that has
leads on 0.100" centers.  It must locate the components for robotic
pickup.  It be able to determine the presence of the component for
error recovery.  It must have a large target when open to compensate
for feeding errors.  It must zero insertion/removal force for vacuum
pickup heads. and other features are provided by the registration 1.

      The operating cycle of the registration block 1 is as
        The registration block is opened
        The component is placed in the block
        The block is closed, locating the component on its
        leads
        The block is checked for component presence
        The block is rotated to the horizontal position
        The robot picks the part, and the block is opened
        The block is rotated back to vertical

      The registration block 1 consists of four plates 2, each a
0.100" grid of 0.055" diameter holes 4 laser machined them.  The
plates are as follows:
        Standoff plate 5
        Top fixed lead clamping plate
        Middle sliding lead clamping plate
        Bottom fixed lead clamping plate

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