Robot-Integrated Circuit Inserter
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18
A technique is described whereby a simple restoring mechanism is adapted to a commercially available integrated circuit gripper so as to operate with the IBM 7535/7540 robot machines for positioning and inserting circuit modules onto a printed circuit board. The primary function of the commercially available gripper is to enable a robotic arm to pick up an integrated module at a feeder mechanism and to position and insert the module onto a printed circuit board. The gripper, as shown in the figures, requires that once the module M is positioned onto the circuit board P, inner yoke 10 is pushed downward to open gripper fingers 11. In adapting the gripper to the IBM 7535/7540 robot machines, a simpler method of restoring inner yoke mechanism 10 was developed.