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Method for a quick-mount rack bracket system

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008492D
Publication Date: 2002-Jun-17
Document File: 7 page(s) / 7M

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for a quick-mount rack bracket system. Benefits include improved usability, timesavings, and improved customer satisfaction.

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Method for a quick-mount rack bracket system

Disclosed is a method for a quick-mount rack bracket system. Benefits include improved usability, timesavings, and improved customer satisfaction.

Background

              With the conventional design, the customer needs to measure the rack to determine the mounting locations for the brackets. The brackets are then fastened with multiple pieces of hardware (screws, nuts, bar nuts, and lock washers, see Figure 1). While fastening the kit to the rack, the customer must hold the rackslide assembly in place, aligning bar nuts to rack bracket and rack mounting flange holes simultaneously. The nut bar must be held in place in addition to the slide rail kit during hardware installation. The conventional design has a lot of hardware and requires the customer to take several measurements. This design requires a great amount of time to install with difficulty and/or frustration.

Description

              The disclosed method is a slide rail kit that enables a computer system to be installed into a rack (see Figure 2). When in the rack, the kit enables the system to be slid out easily and repeatedly for serviceability. The slide kit consists of a mounting bracket that is fixed in the front and an adjustable mounting bracket in the rear of the rackslide. The brackets are permanently attached to the rackslide, reducing the hardware count (see Figure 3).

              The front and rear brackets have a hook on the mounting flange that enables alignment and support during installation....