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Low-Cost Spring-Positioning Checker

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035272D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

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Akam, J Cameron, DM Halliday, DK [+details]


The device allows reliable sensing of the orientation position of the tail end of small springs used in keyboard pivot plate sub-assemblies. It is a non-touch-sensing method that does not require electrical contact. It self-checks before each test cycle, effectively handles small sized springs, and is easily fitted to existing equipment at low cost. (Image Omitted)