DIP Tube Pin Remover
Original Publication Date: 1986-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Some module retainer pins found at the end of dual-in-line module shipping tubes are difficult and hazardous for an operator to remove in order to gain access to the modules inside. Fig. 1 shows a blank form made of 1/16" thick plate stock from which a pin remover can be fabricated to fit an operator's finger. The lower bar or claw is curved, and the inside edges are tapered slightly to slide under a pin to be removed. The pin remover fits the index finger snugly (Fig. 3), enabling the operator to handle product or other tasks requiring physical dexterity without interference from the tool and at the same time having ready access to the tube pin remover. To remove a retainer pin from a DIP module tube (Fig.