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Module Handler Improvement

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000064188D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Baker, DE Kasel, SC Kelly, HL [+details]

Abstract

An existing gravity feed module handler is described in [*], which provides for the sequential unloading of a supply tube filled with semiconductor modules to be tested by an integrated circuit tester. The improvement described herein is the provision of a higher throughput tube unloader which can sequentially remove modules from alternate supply tubes for testing by an integrated circuit tester utilizing dual testing sockets. A plurality of supply tubes which store semiconductor modules to be tested are loaded into carriers 1 which are mounted about the lower sprocket chain 2 and upper sprocket chain 3.