Global Patent Index - EP 0889560 B1

EP 0889560 B1 2000-05-03 - Method and unit for feeding contacts to a contact processing apparatus

Title (en)

Method and unit for feeding contacts to a contact processing apparatus

Title (de)

Verfahren und Vorrichtung zur Überführung von Kontakten zu einer Kontaktverarbeitungsstation

Title (fr)

Méthode et unité pour passer des contacts à un appareil de traitement de contacts

Publication

EP 0889560 B1 (DE)

Application

EP 97810726 A

Priority

CH 158597 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0889560A1] The system has a series of exchangeable modules (2a-2f) arranged in a line, and each unit handles different types of contacts. The modules can be removed and replaced. Contacts are selected and are handled by a gripper unit (11) that is part of a transfer unit (12). This moves on a guide track to transfer the contacts into a crimping or soldering machine station (8) that can handle the different types.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H01R 43/058; H01R 43/055

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01R 43/055 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01R 43/055 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

EP 0889560 A1 19990107; EP 0889560 B1 20000503; CH 693370 A5 20030630; DE 59701585 D1 20000608

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