Automatic Flatpack Preparation Machine
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
The automatic preparation of flatpacks is achieved in a machine that tins, cleans, forms and trims components of varying body sizes and configurations prior to subsequent mounting to printed circuit cards. The machine can accommodate flatpacks having from 14 to 24 leads. An auto loader 1 (Fig. 1) automatically removes components located in carriers (Fig. 2) from tube-type magazines. The loader device automatically removes the component from a two-piece carrier (Fig. 2) and presents the flatpack to an alignment device which places the component into a transport and pick-up mechanism (not shown). This device transports the component through all process steps required for the complete operation.