Automated assembly of twisted-pair cable and connector

Assembly Automation

ISSN: 0144-5154

Article publication date: 1 September 2003




Rigelsford, J. (2003), "Automated assembly of twisted-pair cable and connector", Assembly Automation, Vol. 23 No. 3.



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Automated assembly of twisted-pair cable and connector

Automated assembly of twisted-pair cable and connector

Keywords: Assembly, Cables, Connectors, Patents

Applicant: Avaya Technology Corp., USAPatent number: US6,370,769Publication date: 16 April 2002Title: Automated assembly of connector to cable having twisted wire pairs

This patent relates to the automated assembly of electrical cables having at least one twisted pair of wires. A method of an apparatus is described for automatically assembling such a cable, where each of the wires in the twisted wire pairs has a different colour wire jacket. A machine vision system is used to detect the colours of the wire jackets, and the twisted wire pairs are automatically positioned in a predetermined sequence based on their colour.

A pin is utilized to automatically sequence the twisted wire pairs and connector housings are automatically attached to the sequenced twisted wire pairs. The connector may be a 110 connector, a D8GS connector, an RJ45 connector, an RJ11 connector or other connector designed for automatic assembly.

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