(19)
(11)EP 1 056 167 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
15.01.2003 Bulletin 2003/03

(43)Date of publication A2:
29.11.2000 Bulletin 2000/48

(21)Application number: 00105087.1

(22)Date of filing:  10.03.2000
(51)Int. Cl.7H01R 43/01, H01R 43/20, H01R 43/28
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE
Designated Extension States:
AL LT LV MK RO SI

(30)Priority: 27.05.1999 JP 14869499

(71)Applicants:
  • Harness System Technologies Research, Ltd.
    Nagoya-shi, Aichi (JP)
  • SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, Ltd.
    Yokkaichi-shi, Mie-ken 510 (JP)
  • SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Osaka-shi, Osaka (JP)

(72)Inventor:
  • Suzuki, Toshiaki, Harness System Tech. Res. Ltd.
    Nagoya-shi, Aichi (JP)

(74)Representative: Kuhnen & Wacker 
Patentanwaltsgesellschaft dbR Postfach 19 64
85319 Freising
85319 Freising (DE)

  


(54)Terminal mounting machine and apparatus for manufacturing wire harness


(57) A feeding pin 146 is downwards inserted into an insertion hole h formed in a direction in which the hoop T is fed so that the feeding pin 146 is moved in the feeding direction. The feeding pin 146 is completely caught by the hoop T to restrain the hoop T in the feeding direction. Thus, overrunning of the hoop T can completely be prevented. Thus, the hoop T can be stopped at a predetermined position. Moreover, cutting of the hoop T and separation of the terminal by cutting can accurately be performed. A hoop holding pin 151 is downwards inserted into the insertion hole h formed at a position different from a position at which the feeding pin 146 is inserted prior to insertion and removal of the feeding pin 146. Thus, further accurate feeding of the hoop T can be performed and, therefore, accurate cutting of the hoop T and separation of the terminal by cutting can be performed.