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Cable Tool Inserter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109919D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 1 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Craighill, K: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This simple tool was designed for card test operators who must install and remove a large amount of cable ties each day. When operators would apply pressure on the cable connector to insert the connector into the socket with their fingers, after a large amount of cards were tested, their fingers became sore or cut by the sharp edge of the cable connector locking clamps. There was also a problem when the operators inserted these connectors into the sockets with their fingers, that pins were being damaged, as the connectors were not being held in a parallel plane to the socket when they were inserted into the socket. This caused damage to the connectors through bent pins. This tool as shown in the Figure, will insert the connector into the socket quickly without damage to the operators' hands or the components.

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Cable Tool Inserter

      This simple tool was designed for card test operators who must
install and remove a large amount of cable ties each day.  When
operators would apply pressure on the cable connector to insert the
connector into the socket with their fingers, after a large amount of
cards were tested, their fingers became sore or cut by the sharp edge
of the cable connector locking clamps.  There was also a problem when
the operators inserted these connectors into the sockets with their
fingers, that pins were being damaged, as the connectors were not
being held in a parallel plane to the socket when they were inserted
into the socket.  This caused damage to the connectors through bent
pins.  This tool as shown in the Figure, will insert the connector
into the socket quickly without damage to the operators' hands or the
components.  This tool has a handle to apply pressure to the
connector, and fingers on each side of the cable clamp that keep the
pressure applied in proper alignment.

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