Cares should be taken when handling the relay during all stages of production
Modern relays are high precision components, sensitive to mechanical stress and abusive handling. Care must be taken when handling the relay during all stages of production.
■ Special attention must be paid, not to apply mechanical shock, e .g. by dropping relays onto the floor or other hard surfaces (e .g. assembly tables). Once dropped, relays should not be used anymore and shall be scrapped. In case of relays assembled to long wires or harnesses any mechanical shock due to whiplash effect has to be avoided.
■ Care has to be taken when opening tubes to prevent relays from falling out or during splicing of reels, where the loose end of the tape should not drop to the floor.
■ Special care must be taken, that the terminals of the relays are not bent. Straightening of bent terminals and pins is not allowed.
■ Handling or processing of relays in bulk is not permitted.