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Method for 3-axis alignment actuation for a rack docking station

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007894D
Publication Date: 2002-May-02
Document File: 3 page(s) / 907K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for 3-axis alignment actuation for a rack docking station. Benefits include improved reliability.

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Method for 3-axis alignment actuation for a rack docking station

Disclosed is a method for 3-axis alignment actuation for a rack docking station. Benefits include improved reliability.

Description

              The disclosed method is a spring-loaded mechanism used to overcome connector insertion forces and to take up associated tolerances in a server and a Rack Docking Station on the rear of an electronics rack. The X-Y assembly moves in both the x-axis and y-axis to gather part tolerances in the assembly while enabling the RDS adapter board  to travel on the z-axis via springs(see Figure 1).

Advantages

              The advantages of the disclosed method include:

§         Support for server systems which implement Rack Docking Station technology

§         Ability to overcome large tolerances in associated parts and still ensure reliable mating of connectors.

Fig. 1

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