Rotating Lift Mechanism
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
This article describes a lift mechanism designed to accurately position a space transformer relative to spring-biased pin contacts on a motherboard, thereby facilitating parts replacement and minimizing downtime due to contact misalignment. A lift mechanism must position a space transformer accurately relative to the motherboard spring-biased pin contacts overhead and the optical axis below, meanwhile maintaining x-y plane alignment. The disclosed rotating lift mechanism fully meets these requirements, permitting like dimensioned space transformers to be exchanged quickly with a minimum of down time experienced due to contact misalignment problems at test. Fig. 1 - 5 identify pertinent features to be discussed about the design and operation of this lift mechanism.