ANTI SUCK BACK PICKUP TIP
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-06
The pickup tip is an essential unit in a pick and place assembly operation. The tip is attached to a robot arm and connected with a vacuum source. The nozzle of the pickup tip is spring loaded for the following reasons: 1. To ensure proper contact between the nozzle tip and the component being picked up by allowing a small amount of over-travel without damaging the nozzle or the component; and 2. To minimize the amount of impact acting on the component during the pick and place operation.