Air Cushion Locator Nest
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
A means is disclosed for picking, transferring and accurately locating a discrete electronic part in x, y, and theta dimensions for subsequent placement in a processing fixture. An essential element of the system, an air cushion locator nest (ACLN), is described that is capable of safely protecting such parts during transfer, with minimal exposure to product or tooling damage.