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Universal Mount and Peg Fixture for X-Y Location

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112357D
Original Publication Date: 1994-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Boyle, DB: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Recent coating technology advances have prompted the invention of the Universal Mount and Peg Fixture for X-Y location. The fixture consists of (4) dowel pins and a spring clamp to adjust to any size assembly to be processed. The pins and spring clamp are inserted into specific holes in the mounting plate, according to the configuration that is required for that part. The clamp holds the part against the pins, maintaining proper X and Y location. The plate has a staggered hole pattern that allows for large incremental adjustments for various parts to be processed. Smaller, finer adjustments are made automatically, via the continuous pressure that is applied by the spring clamp. The shoulders of the dowel pins and the ledge of the spring clamp hold the assembly in a plane, a fixed height above the plate.

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Universal Mount and Peg Fixture for X-Y Location

      Recent coating technology advances have prompted the invention
of the Universal Mount and Peg Fixture for X-Y location.  The fixture
consists of (4) dowel pins and a spring clamp to adjust to any size
assembly to be processed.  The pins and spring clamp are inserted
into specific holes in the mounting plate, according to the
configuration    that is required for that part.  The clamp holds the
part against the pins, maintaining proper X and Y location.  The
plate has a staggered hole pattern that allows for large incremental
adjustments for various parts to be processed.  Smaller, finer
adjustments are made automatically, via the continuous pressure that
is applied by the spring clamp.  The shoulders of the dowel pins and
the ledge of the spring clamp hold the assembly in a plane, a fixed
height above the plate.  This affords proper Z height control in the
fixture.  The invention eliminates the need for special, expensive
fixtures and is applicable to many processes, including conformal
coating application, component mounting, and adhesive application.