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Flexible Wire/tube Orienting Clamp Block

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000065627D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Heald, RW Majewski, FT Riggs, CD [+details]

Abstract

The design used enables a clamp block to maintain accurate orientation of flexible material, such as wire or tubing, during an assembly or cut off process. Accurate orientation of the flexible material is maintained through the use of ratchet clamp 1, Fig. 1. The clamp is actuated at 2 and released at 3, Fig. 2. The block is designed to be interlocking and easily oriented, transported and used for feeding material to assembly and process machines.