Component Pin Crimper
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
The arrangement locks components into a circuit board by automatically crimping the component leads as they are inserted into the cards. The card 10 to be assembled is located above the crimping mechanism 12. The crimping mechanism at this time is in the down position, as seen in Fig. 1. The program activates a cylinder 14 in the crimping mechanism which raises the support plate 16 to the up position. This places the pin dies 18 immediately below the necessary component lead pin holes in the card 10 to be assembled. The components 20 to be inserted may be picked up and positioned by a robot which positions them into the necessary pin holes. Since the crimping mechanism 12 is in the up position during this time, the leads 22 extending through the holes in the card 10 are crimped as the insertion is made.