A SOLUTION FOR NON-ROBOTIC MATERIAL HANDLING IN AUTOMATED TEST
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-30
Many electronic products currently on the market require software to be programmed into the microprocessor on board in order to function. In addition many of these same products undergo extensive functional testing during the manufacturing cycle. Current testing and programming operations in the production of electronic products require tremendous amounts of time and manpower to move products from programming stations to testing stations. Additional time and manpower is also required to connect appropriate fixturing to the product to enable the test/programming operation to take place. Opportunity also exists in manual movement environments for material to become "lost" or mishandled particularly when dealing with high volumes.