US Patent No. 9,832,920

METHOD FOR EQUIPPING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS


Patent No. 9,832,920
Issue Date November 28, 2017
Title Method For Equipping Printed Circuit Boards
Inventorship Franz Heuberger, Heidelberg (DE)
Rudolf Kiener, Geretsried (DE)
Christian Meissner, Bad Aibling (DE)
Assignee

Claim of US Patent No. 9,832,920

1. Method for equipping printed circuit boards on an equipping machine, the printed circuit boards being of a first length,
the equipping machine being realized to equip printed circuit boards of a second length, the second length being more than
twice as great as the first length, the equipping machine having an input section and an equipping section, the equipping
section being disposed after the input section in a direction of conveyance of the printed circuit boards, the printed circuit
boards of the first length and the printed circuit boards of the second length being transportable, in their longitudinal
direction, from the input section into the equipping station, having the following method steps:
transporting a first printed circuit board of first length out of the input section and into the equipping section;
disposing the first printed circuit board on an equipping post of the equipping section;
transporting at least one second printed circuit board of first length out of the input section and into a buffer region of
the equipping section, the buffer region being disposed between the equipping post and the input section;

fixing the first printed circuit board to the equipping post in a releasable manner;
equipping the first printed circuit board;
releasing the fixing of the first printed circuit board;
transporting the first printed circuit board out of the equipping section; and
transporting a second printed circuit board, which is disposed adjacently to the equipping post, out of the buffer region
and onto the equipping post.