Original Publication Date: 1988-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15
A cap puller 10 for removing caps 12 from modules 14 is shown in the figure. The body 16 of cap puller 10 is made from a heat resistant phenolic material, which attaches to a removal tool (not shown) via threaded rod 18 that runs through it. Threaded rod 18 also provides for vacuum line 20 which, in conjunction with sponge silicone rubber 22 attached to the working part of the body 16, holds the cap 12. A thermocouple 24 is attached to the sponge silicon rubber 22 for monitoring cap temperature.