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Variable Pneumatic Substrate Grippers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000121176D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Spence, JE: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a device designed for handling various sizes of multilayered ceramic (MLC) substrates. The lightweight variable pneumatic substrate gripper provides an effective means of handling and transporting MLC substrates up to 200 mm in size. The interchangeable arm design shown in Figure 1 allows handling and transport of numerous types and sizes of substrate products. The protective material covering the interchangeable arms as well as the 18-inch extendibility of the arms enhances this capability.

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Variable Pneumatic Substrate Grippers

      Disclosed is a device designed for handling various sizes of
multilayered ceramic (MLC) substrates.  The lightweight variable
pneumatic substrate gripper provides an effective means of handling
and transporting MLC substrates up to 200 mm in size.  The
interchangeable arm design shown in Figure 1 allows handling and
transport of numerous types and sizes of substrate products.  The
protective material covering the interchangeable arms as well as the
18-inch extendibility of the arms enhances this capability.

      Referring to Figure 1, variable substrate pneumatic gripper (1)
illustrates the gripper assembly contacting a phantom substrate.
Right gripping arm (2) and left gripping arm (3) are mechanically
attached to handle (6).  The gripping arms (2) and (3) allow the
variable pneumatic gripper to handle and transport a substrate sized
at 160 mm. With the removal of the two arms (2) and (3) and the
reassembly of arms (4) and (5), the variable pneumatic gripper is now
capable of handling a substrate sized at 166 mm.  Additional
interchangeable gripping arms can be utilized to expand the
application of the variable pneumatic substrate gripper to
accommodate even larger substrates.

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