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Handling Cassette for large glass panels

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014070D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a handling cassette design for large glass panels. Current cassette for glass panels (Example : LCD panels) is designed for glass handling with automated robot. With increasing of glass size, glass sagging in the cassette and on the robot arm for handling makes stress against circuit pattern on the surface. On the other side, cassette pitch between glasses is required more space due to avoid interference between glasses and robot hands during glass handling with sagging which is caused by their self weight. As shown in the figure, disclosed handling cassette is designed to hold large glasses with multiple supporting pads which are placing on the cross bars. The layout of these supporting pads are designed for reducing glass sagging when to locate large glass in this disclosed cassette. The characteristic of this cassette is available to make handling glasses without robot.