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Carrier Stacking Inserts for FOL and EOL carriers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012193D
Publication Date: 2003-Apr-16
Document File: 2 page(s) / 701K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method that uses “boot” inserts that slide onto the four corners of FOL or EOL carriers. Benefits include the ability for metal carriers to be stacked on top of one another.

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Carrier Stacking Inserts for FOL and EOL carriers

Disclosed is a method that uses “boot” inserts that slide onto the four corners of FOL or EOL carriers. Benefits include the ability for metal carriers to be stacked on top of one another.

Background

Currently, there is no state of the art that enables metal carriers to be stacked on top of one another; this complicates the material handling of metal carriers.

General Description

The disclosed method is an ABS plastic and/or metal slide-on insert, 1 inch long (nom) with a 0.050” external side bump for minimum side contact on transport systems. It has a 0.325 overall width with 0.050” internal spacing to slide onto the legs of the carrier. It has an overall height of 0.390”, and� a 0.100” cutout on the leg interior to allow seating upon the top plate of another carrier below it; this produces a 0.040” rise in thickness between the top and bottom plates. The inserts slide onto the four ends of the two legs, in any direction, on any corner (see Figures 1 through 3).

Advantages

The disclosed method enables metal carriers to be stacked on top of one another.

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