Pin Insertion Tool for Use As a Robotics End-Of-Arm Effector
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
A technique is described whereby a pin insertion tool, used in conjunction with the end-of-arm effector of the IBM 7540 robot or similar robots, allows simultaneous insertion of multiple contact pins into printed circuit boards or back panels. Contact pins, when inserted into printed circuit boards or back panels, require significant insertion force, since the circuit pins are swaged into place. The insertion tool, as shown in the figure, when used in conjunction with the end-of-arm effector of the IBM 7540, provides the required force enabling twenty circuit pins to be inserted simultaneously. The twenty pins 10 are loaded by a separate presentation mechanism into inserter 11, which is connected to connecting rod 12 and held in place by locknut 13 to air cylinder 14.