Magazine for Printed Circuits
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
The magazine serves to horizontally or vertically convey large circuit boards or their different layers during the manufacture of printed circuits. The magazine has two rectangular side faces 1 and 2 provided with means 3 for guiding, positioning and pivoting. Side faces 1 and 2 are connected along a diagonal to a receiver plate 4 for the circuit boards. The magazine has a cover plate 6 pivotable about a hinge 5. The cover plate may also take the form of a hingeless, mechanically or automatically removable plate or of a hood (not shown) which is placed over side faces 1 and 2. Receiver plate 4 and cover plate 6 are locked, for example, by magnets 7 and iron inserts 8, respectively. Bar codes 9, provided at several points, are used to identify the different magazine positions.