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PVC-Carts for Circuit Boards - Manufacturing Application

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000101507D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-16
Document File: 3 page(s) / 92K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Fink, OJ: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

Disclosed are five of the many possible arrangements of PVC-Carts. The PVC Carts demonstrate the ability to store/transport vertically and horizontally individual pieces and assembled stacks. PVC Cart construction is easily adapted for use in automation, such as in Pick and Place Systems.

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PVC-Carts for Circuit Boards - Manufacturing Application

       Disclosed are five of the many possible arrangements of
PVC-Carts.  The PVC Carts demonstrate the ability to store/transport
vertically and horizontally individual pieces and assembled stacks.
PVC Cart construction is easily adapted for use in automation, such
as in Pick and Place Systems.

      Figure 1. Identifies a cart accepting 36 large panel books
after the Auto Stack and Pinning Operation.  A robot loads/unloads
the pinned stack (book) of 2 circuit boards, including the entry and
back-up material, prior to the Drill application.

      Figure 2. Represents a glass master storage and transport PVC-
Cart used for the Circuitize Expose Operation.  The "Mobile Storage"
can be rolled to the individual expose system when replacement glass
master sets are needed.

      Figure 3. Basket PVC-Cart which is "adjustable" for various
sizes and for sensitive product.  It is sealed by transparent lids.
This permits visual checking of the product without exposing it to
dust.  The product size arrangement is done by lifting the guides and
inserting them into the next slot (increments of 0.25") to either
increase or reduce slot-to-slot distances.  This cart is for large
volume (200 pieces) and long storage time.

      Figure 4. Smaller version of Figure 3, and is for manufacturing
production work.  It illustrates that the circuit boards cannot touch
each other, and are easy to load/ unload w...