Patent Number: 6,305,258

Title: Punch actuator monitoring system and method

Abstract: A method and apparatus for detecting performance of an apparatus for punching holes in a substrate, ensuring hole quality and/or minimizing or eliminating damage to the films during the hole punching process.

Inventors: Henderson; Donald W. (Ithaca, NY), Helinski; Edward F. (Johnson City, NY)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: B26F 1/02 (20060101); B26D 5/00 (20060101); B26D 7/08 (20060101); G05B 19/00 (20060101); G05B 19/44 (20060101); H05K 3/00 (20060101); B26D 001/00 (); B26F 001/14 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018