Accession Number : ADD011451

Title :   Contact Insertion and Wire Lay Robotic End Effector Apparatus.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Travlos,C M

Report Date : 16 May 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : This abstract describes insertion and wire lay apparatus for manufacture of wire harnesses which provides for insertion of a contact affixed to the trailing end of a wire segment after wire lay. The invention provides for gripping a wire segment while the segment is caused to lay in a desired configuration. Thereafter, a set of tip jaws enables a trailing end contact to be inserted into a selected contact holding device. This operation may be prefaced, prior to wire lay, by insertion into another contact holding device of a contact affixed to the leading end of the wire segment, by means as another set of tip jaws. The apparatus is arranged to facilitiate lateral receipt and rejection of wire segments. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Wire, Electric contacts, Insertion loss, Harnesses, Robotics

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE