An electronics job shop was assembling circuit boards for an automotive application. Their contract called for the connector pins to be pull- and push-tested on a certain number of the finished boards. B. Dash Fabrication designed and machined these components to allow the boards to be held in a test fixture and the pins to be clamped to a Wagner® force gauge.
To prevent the application of any side force, the piece that holds the circuit board is slotted, allowing the board to float into alignment with the force gauge.