Robotic Assembly of a Pluggable Cable Form
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
The end portion of a pluggable cable to be connected to a receiving unit is supported by a plastics moulding which holds the various individual components of the cable in the required relative orientation for subsequent direct placement on the receiving unit and connection to the unit by robotic operation. A cable end attached to such a moulding 1 is shown in Fig. 1. The main part of the cable is terminated in a plug 2 which is held in place in its retracted position (relative to the unit to which it is to be connected) in a correspondingly shaped recess 3 at one end of the moulding. The cable is further attached to the moulding by two integral moulded cable clips 4 and 5.