December 12, 2017

PC Board Random Contact Gang Load Machine

MACHINE NO. 2759

Automatically positions printed circuit boards in relation to the insertion head. The number of contacts as predetermined by the computer are progressed, stripped from the bandolier and inserted into the PCB. The machine can insert any number of contacts from one to forty at any position.

PCB SIZE – Any size up to 24×24 inch field pattern are mounted on a sub-plate. Multiple boards can be mounted for maximizing the load cycle. A vertical mounted X-Y coordinate table is driven on each axis by stepper motors or DC servo motors, depending on customer specifications. Table travel permits pin insertion in a 24×24 inch field. The table is fitted with two dowel pins and four threaded studs to permit the attachment of adapter plates. Adapter plates, while having a standard mounting to the table, must be designed to support the particular PCB’s to be pinned. Adapter plates can be removed, rotated 90 degrees and reinstalled for further pinning when the pin pattern makes it advantageous to do so.

The vertical X-Y coordinate table is counterbalanced by weights that travel inside the two large vertical main support columns. Opening in the columns. Openings in the columns permit access to adjust the counterweight to match extra-ordinarily heavy loads.

CONTROLS – Programmable controller, that drives both the X-Y table, and the machine sequence.

REEL – Mounted for ease of removal. Motor drive and paper take-up reel optional.

INSERTION HEAD – The contacts are progressed by means of a stepping motor which gets it’s command from the computer.

ANVIL – The board is backed up by a moving anvil, tied into the insertion cycle, which eliminates stress on the board.


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