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A device to help an operator perform memory insertion tasks

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239788D
Publication Date: 2014-Dec-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 359K

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Abstract

A flexible, but controlled device to help an operator perform memory insertion tasks accurately is disclosed.

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A device to help an operator perform memory insertion tasks

Disclosed is a flexible, but controlled device to help an operator perform memory insertion tasks accurately.

Industry standard dual in-line memory (DIMM) memory installation in a computer production line is difficult to consistently perform and this can lead to quality issues. Existing solutions are either hand tools or fixtures. Hand tools are designed to reduce finger pressure, but do not provide adequate control of pressure vectors. Fixtures provide control, but require set up to be changed depending on the computer being built. In a high velocity production line, various types of computers can run down the same production line and can be configured differently from one computer to the next.

A flexible, but controlled device is needed to help the operator perform the memory insertion task accurately.

The disclosed system and method provides the operator with a push tool that is suspended slightly above the computer assembly area and can be moved into position above the memory DIMMs to be pressed in while maintaining the vertical orientation needed for correct force vector required to insert the DIMM.

The system and method reduces operator fatigue, provides improved visibility to the operation, and provides light in the work area. The system can be oriented for use on a broad range of computers without new setups, inserts memory in a controlled fashion according to industry recommendation.

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