Technical Paper

High Force Hand Socket Lid

Prepared by Lim Chia Seong.

Presented at BiTS Workshop 2011

Design Goal:

Ergonomic Hand Socket Lid design for high force (> 100kg) / high pin count (> 2000 pins) package testing without the pain.

Additional Design advantages:

1. Adjustable Pedestal / Heatsink height
2.Locking Latch


  1. The design ergonomics of the Hand Socket Lid to allow a painā€free high force compression task for the user.
  2. Adjustable Pedestal / Heatsink provides compliance flexibility for different package thickness testing especially during engineering development stage.
  3. Latching mechanism ensures customer testing can be progressed securely.