Component Funnel for Automatic Insertion Machine
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
During Electronic Card Assembly, Dual Inline Package (DIP)-type modules are conveyed to the machine site in plastic cartridges called "slide- pacs." The parts are then fed out of the slide-pac, into the Insertion Machine which then inserts the individual module into the Printed Circuit Board. The slide-pacs are mounted vertically and singly, in each of the approximately 70 parts feeding stations available on the machine. The machine inserts at a rate of approximately 2700 parts per hour, and uses up slide-pacs full of components at a rapid rate.