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Method for cabinet attachment without screws in a 19-inch rack

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005656D
Publication Date: 2001-Oct-23
Document File: 8 page(s) / 23M

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for cabinet attachment without screws in a 19-inch rack. Benefits include screwless mounting and openings for cabinet cooling. However, this method is not an earthquake-safe method of mounting.

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Method for cabinet attachment without screws in a 19-inch rack

Disclosed is a method for cabinet attachment without screws in a 19-inch rack. Benefits include screwless mounting and openings for cabinet cooling. However, this method is not an earthquake-safe method of mounting.

Description

              The disclosed method enables a cabinet to be mounted and fixed in a 19-inch rack without the use of screws. The cabinet can have any height defined by the standard for 19-inch racks, IEC-297-2 (multiples of 1U, 1.75 inch). The components of the disclosed method must be dimensioned to the size and weight of the cabinet. This approach can be used in all cabinets mounted in a 19-inch rack where there is no need for an earthquake-safe method of mounting.

              The illustrations in this document show components to a 1U cabinet.

              The components consist of four parts. Two parts, a handle and a spring, are mounted on each side of the cabinet. Two parts, a tray and a bracket, are mounted on each side of the 19-inch rack.

              The cabinet-mounted handle is fabricated in aluminum, but any material can be used and the handle can have any shape (see Figure 1). It has cutout and tap for spring latch lever (see Figure 2).

              The spring-latch lever is fabricated in stainless steel (see Figure 3), but any type of elastic sheet metal can be used. The cutout tap fits in a hole in the tray (see Figure 4).

              The handle with spring latch lever mounted on the tap is secured when the handle is mounted on a cabinet (see Figure 5). The handle is mounted to the cabinet with two screws (see Figure 6).

              The tray for the 19-inch rack is fabricated in sheet metal (see Figure 7). The tray is mounted on the front rack in the right side. For the left side, a mirrored tray is mounted. The two oval holes in the front are standard size holes for mounting o...