Semi-Automatic Card Insertion Device
Original Publication Date: 1982-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
The device shown locates, aligns and locks a completed assembly 10 into a locator 12 and maintains this alignment as the assembly is passed through an IR solder reflow machine. 1. The center pin 14 in locator assembly 12 automatically locates the iron maiden 16 precisely. 2. The two shoehorn/comb assemblies 18, attached to respective front and back L brackets 19, very accurately align the housing springs 20 in the housing. The springs on either side of the housings are free to move slightly. 3. Prior to insertion, the card is accurately aligned by adjusting a micrometer (not shown) and sighting through the gauge gun sight attached to front L bracket 19. 4.