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Heatsink/Cap Assembly Clamping Tool Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062662D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

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Marsh, EL Peck, CA Skiba, RJ [+details]


An assembling mechanism locates and clamps a heatsink/cap assembly to a substrate in the following manner. The heatsink/cap holding fixture 1 is mounted on the surface of a movable table 2. The fixture is provided with locating pins 3 that properly orient the heatsink/cap 4 when pins 3 contact machined edges 5 of cap 4. A ram 6 is loaded with a holding band 7 and secured by means of pins (not shown) in groove 8 that are forced together by turning knob 9 of threaded screw 10. The ram 6 is lowered over cap 4, and jaws 11 of ram 6 grasp cap 4 when threaded screw 12 is turned by means of knob 13. The ram 6 is raised with holding band 7 and secured cap 4. The table 2 is indexed to the right after securing pin 14 is removed. When fully indexed to the right, securing pin 14 is re-inserted to hold indexing table 2 in correct position.