Multiple Pin Connector Insertion Device
Original Publication Date: 1988-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15
This article describes a device for inserting pins into the holes of a printed circuit board which has the capacity to select a connector from several varieties. The device first straightens the pins, then inserts the pins into the holes and finally attaches a pin seal to the pin. (Image Omitted) Different types of pin connectors are fed through a gravity feed magazine (Fig. 1) to the device. The connectors are arranged so as to allow bottom access, shown in Position A (Fig. 2) from each row of a stack of connectors. A linear transport device (shuttle) 1 (Fig. 2) stops at the desired magazine chute 2 and a shuttle slide 3 is actuated upwards into the magazine chute 2. The upward movement of the shuttle slide 3 releases an escapement device 4 in the magazine chute 2.