Abstract: An assemblage for aligning a roll to a chucking device has at least two flexibly movable, spaced roll support members arranged planarily for supporting the roll for alignment with a fixed positioned chucking device. Each roll support member has a compression head biased for movement by a plurality of cooperating spring members. Precise alignment of the core with the chucking device results from the force imparted to the flexibly movable support member bearing the roll by the chucking device engaging the core.
Abstract: A roll chucking apparatus is disclosed. The roll defines opposed side openings. The roll chucking apparatus includes a platform from supporting the roll. Lift structures vertically adjust the platform. Sensing structures sense an increase or decrease in the platform load upon the attempted initial insertion of opposed chucking pins into the opposed side openings. The lift structures vertically moves the platform and the roll until correct vertical alignment with the chucking pins occurs.
Abstract: An apparatus for loading circuit packages having a first support surface (36) for supporting a circuit package and a pressure pad (38) spaced apart from the support surface (36) for applying pressure to a circuit package is disclosed. A second support surface (48) which is substantially in line with the first support surface supports a circuit package for unloading. The support surfaces move in a direction substantially perpendicular to the plane of the surfaces so that circuit packages are inserted straight into their sockets and removed straight from their sockets. A gravity circuit package feeder (20) feeds circuit packages onto the first support surface. A circuit package stop (54) is located at the end of first support surface opposite the gravity feeder (20). The support surfaces are inclined to the horizontal so that a circuit package comes to rest against the circuit package stop.