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Connector Pin Alignment Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060809D
Original Publication Date: 1986-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Durgala, TM Slater, JA [+details]

Abstract

A device to align connector pins for insertion into panels utilizes intersecting locating pins for the alignment in the following manner. As seen in the drawing, a connector 1 having pins 2 that insert into a panel (not shown) are aligned by the vertical insertion of short locating pins 3 between connector pins 2. As locating pins 3 are actuated downward, the connector pins 2are roughly aligned on an X-axis. The long locating pins 4 are then horizontally actuated and inserted through the connector pins 2 and above the short locating pins 3, roughly aligning pins on a Y-axis. Long pins 4 are then inserted into support holes 5. The connector 1 is then actuated downward in the direction of the arrow, positioning the connector pins in final alignment due to the tight fit of the locating pins 3, 4to pins 2.