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Product Carrier

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108151D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Parker, RE: AUTHOR

Abstract

The handling of delicate electrical components, such as ceramic substrates, is known to cause damage to the components. In all processing areas, e.g., sectors in which the substrates must be dipped in a series of baths of different solvents, individual handling of the substrates should be minimized as it can also appreciably lengthen the total processing time.

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Product Carrier

      The handling of delicate electrical components, such as ceramic
substrates, is known to cause damage to the components.  In all
processing areas, e.g., sectors in which the substrates must be
dipped in a series of baths of different solvents, individual
handling of the substrates should be minimized as it can also
appreciably lengthen the total processing time.

      A product carrier which reduces handling and improves cycle
time is shown below.  In previous processes, the substrates were
individually inserted and removed from holding frames, each of which
carried an individual substrate at each processing station.  Between
processing stations, substrates were carried in individual carriers
called flat packs.  In the product carrier, the substrates and their
holding frames are loaded in a stacked arrangement and carried from
station to station.  Thus, the substrate will remain in the same
holding frame throughout the sector, eliminating the handling
associated with removing the substrates from the frames into the flat
packs and from the flat packs into a new frame.  A lip is provided at
each substrate position in the carrier to keep the substrate and
frame in place.  Parts are easily removed after a slight lift of the
frame above the lip.

      Disclosed anonymously.