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Module Handler Auto Load Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044183D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05

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Davis, SL Meranda, KW Orosz, BK [+details]


Semiconductor modules are stacked in elongated tubes for storage prior to their being tested. The invention disclosed herein is an automatic storage tube unloader which enables less operator handling of the storage tubes during the unloading operations. Fig. 1 is a side view of the unloader mechanism, and Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional view along the section line A-A' of Fig. 1. The module storage tubes 1 are vertically stacked on the platform 2 of the unloader mechanism. The storage tubes are aligned and positioned by means of the end guide 3. The tubes are loaded while the apparatus is in the horizontal position shown by means of the phantom lines in Fig. 1.