SIDE WARD INSERTION GRIPPER FOR AUTOMATED ASSEMBLY IN HORIZONTAL PLANE
Original Publication Date: 1996-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-May-01
Components with solder joints under constant strain typically require hold downs that are pressed into the PCB for strain relief 1) Tight fits create problems for both manual and automated assembly. Diameters of the hole and the post vary along with distances between their centers resulting in varying insertion forces. This makes manual assembly difficult and miss-insertion sensing unreliable.