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Odd Form parts

Kevin Facinelli

#17528

Odd Form parts | 7 September, 2001

We are building complex computer boards that have a few odd form parts that we would like to place while still while on an inline section of conveyor. Using tweezers to place the parts is possible but very awkward. Has anyone seen a creative way to incorporate a manual pick and place operation with-in an in-line system. This option would be utilized for the one per assembly odd parts that just do not justify a special tool/feeder to be made for our pick and place. I am looking for something cost effective, it could be off-the-shelf or an idea for a homemade system.

Thanks,

Kevin

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#17533

Odd Form parts | 8 September, 2001

Depending on how odd the form is, would a pen-vac work?

Virtual Industries and Exalta sell Pen-Vac vacuum pick-up tools through distribution [eg, Wassco, Practical Components, Techni-Tool, etc] for about $30.

Pen-Vac is a self-contained vacuum pickup tool that fits in your pocket like a pen. It's designed to pick up small, flat objects weighing less than a couple of ounces, is light [~1 ounce], comes in various forms, and has a variety of probe tips.

We have modified the tips for various jobs.

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CAL

#17539

Odd Form parts | 10 September, 2001

How do these components come packaged? Bulk, Reel, Tray,....

Some of the work bench manufacturers have X-Y pick ups for manual assembly. These x-y pick ups should fit over an inspection conveyor. Sorry I am drawing a blank when it comes to manufacturers.

Caldon W. Driscoll ACI USA 610-362-1200 cdriscoll@aciusa.org

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Kevin Facinelli

#17568

Odd Form parts | 12 September, 2001

What I was thinking about was X/Y arm with vacuum pickup.....that could stand over the conveyor....if would be nice to be able to clamp it on or swing it out of the way. As far as the parts....most would come in tubes. The biggest issue is positioning the parts on the laminate without disturbing existing parts....

example: placing a surface mount connector....It is easy to pick up but positioning and manually placing it is very awkward.

Kevin

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#17569

how to clean pc-boards from the NY disaster | 12 September, 2001

I have been asked to find a way to clean pc-boards (telecom)equipment covered with the dust and dirt from the Twin Tower destruction. Any Ideas??

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Kevin Facinelli

#17571

how to clean pc-boards from the NY disaster | 12 September, 2001

There is a company I used call disaster recovery specialists when we a water leak in a moisture controlled environment as well as insurance a clamn customer had during a fire.

If it is just dust that typically can be cleaned if it is smoke or moisture the two work together and form acids that make it virtually impossible to properly clean. This acid will rust parts in 24hrs....Smoke and electronics almost always result in total replacement.

Good luck and let me know if I can help,

Kevin

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#17575

Odd Form parts | 12 September, 2001

Potential suppliers that come to mind are: * Fritsch 717.355.2947 http://www.fritschusa.com * Automated Production Systems 2840 Pine Rd Huntington Valley, PA 19006 215-938-1000 FAX 8480 www.apsgold.com/aps_tech.html

Other suppliers that claim to offer manual placement equipment are: http://www.cassembly.com/bg/search?company_name=&catid=1194&submit=Search

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