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Expansion Tool for Cable Disconnects

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109921D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 1 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Craighill, K: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This tool was designed for test operators who must install and remove a large number of cable connectors each day. This tool is designed to operate in a manner similar to pliers, and will remove the cable connector locking clamps quickly to release the cable tie assembly. This tool will remove the cable connector in a parallel plane to the socket ASM so as not to damage the connector pins by removing the connector at a angle to the socket. Large numbers of connectors can now be removed without damage to the operators fingers or connector pins. The tool has small pins on the expansion jaws that insert into the cable locking clamp arms, and then with a cam action, remove the connector from the socket. The tool has a spring that keeps the tool in the closed position.

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Expansion Tool for Cable Disconnects

      This tool was designed for test operators who must install and
remove a  large number of cable connectors each day.  This tool is
designed to operate in a manner similar to pliers, and will remove
the cable connector locking clamps quickly to release the cable tie
assembly.  This tool will remove the cable connector in a parallel
plane to the socket ASM so as not to damage the connector pins by
removing the connector at a angle to the socket.  Large numbers of
connectors can now be removed without damage to the operators fingers
or connector pins.  The tool has small pins on the expansion jaws
that insert into the cable locking clamp arms, and then with a cam
action, remove the connector from the socket.  The tool has a spring
that keeps the tool in the closed position.  The tool was designed so
that in this position, the actuator pins will insert directly into
the locking tabs without aligning the tool.

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