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Automatic Ribbon Guide Assembly to Flexband Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036335D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

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Kozol, EJ Schneider, WA Wright, JR [+details]


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.