Original Publication Date: 1985-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18
This article describes a device which arranges individual wires inside an I/O coaxial cable on predetermined centers to make automation of the I/O cable connector assembly possible. The coaxial cable is illustrated in Fig. 1. The outer jacket is shown partially removed, thereby exposing all the individual conductors which are twenty to twenty-four in number, depending upon the part to be made. These conductors are on a spiral of 360Œ every twelve inches continuously. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the fan-out transport device, and Fig. 3 is a similar view showing details of the fan-out mechanism. Transport device 1 is supported through rollers 2 on support 3 and advances forward in the Z direction with die set 4 open in the Y direction.