Side approach mechanisms (SAM) are used for the reliable contacting of electronic components on the electronic units to be tested, which require a lateral contact stroke in the form of a horizontal stroke movement. The contact stroke can be generated in three different ways: stroke-controlled (SAM-H), manually (SAM-M), or pneumatically (SAM-P).
- Compact, robust design
- Stable, maintenance-free precision guidance
- Space-saving, simple, precise installation
- Stroke controlled, manual or pneumatic activation
- Outstanding service life: 300,00 load cycles (under laboratory conditions)
Manual side approach mechanisms
Activation is manual, and is achieved by turning the activation lever approximately 90° in a clockwise direction. The stop position of the stroke mechanism is detected using an optionally available proximity switch. After activation, the stroke mechanism remains stable in the working position.
Stroke-controlled side approach mechanism
Pneumatic side approach mechanisms
Activation of this side approach mechanism (SAM) is achieved pneumatically by feeding compressed air to the stroke cylinder. The working position of the stroke mechanism is detected using an optionally available proximity switch. After compressed air is switched off, the side approach mechanism moves back to its home position. This SAM is classed as partly completed machinery in accordance with 2006/42/EC.