Automatic Ribbon Guide Assembly to Flexband
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
This article describes an automated station which removes a ribbon guide from a magazine and loads it into a form position and form for use on an automatic flex ribbon assembly line. The ribbon guide then is advanced to a flexband assembly and located. Two tabs on the flexband are lifted and locked against the ribbon guide face and on top of the flexband and are welded securing a ribbon guide to the flexband.