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Straddle Mount Connector Rework Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112121D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Isaacs, PD: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a straddle mount connector assembly reflow tool and rework removal, replacement, and reflow tool.

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Straddle Mount Connector Rework Tool

      Disclosed is a straddle mount connector assembly reflow tool
and rework removal, replacement, and reflow tool.

      The straddle mount connector is a double sided surface mount
connector that requires dual sided heat for removal and reflow of the
straddle mount connectors simultaneous with the mechanical operation
of removing the connector, depending on the source of solder,
replacing the connector or initial attach of the connector.  Straddle
mount connector assembly and rework tool:

1.  Dual sided hot gas, (or infra-red) rework heat.

2.  Mechanical retainers for straddle mount connectors.

3.  Mechanical retainers for printed circuit cards.

4.  Alignment between straddle mount connectors and cards.

5.  Insertion force to assemble straddle mount connector to printed
    circuit board.

6.  Removal force required to removed straddle mount connector.

7.  The ability to remove or insert the connector while the solder
    joints are under reflow.

8.  Optional fluxing during reflow.