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UNIVERSAL MACHINE CASTER INSERT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026390D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 70K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A universal machine caster insert design for stabilizing and aligning housing frames of electrophotographic printing and copying machines is disclosed. The design of the caster insert combines mounting, stabilizing and leveling capability into a single assembly. As shown in the Figures, the design incorporates an outer ring 1 having an interference fit 2 within the insert bore 3. The internal insert bore 3 may be interchanged to accept a full range of caster stem diameters. A threaded stem 4 provides a means for adjusting the caster inert to stabilize the machine frame against rocking during operation.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

UNIVERSAL MACHINE CASTER Proposed Classification INSERT US. C1.279/019.3 Charles M. Burkard Int. Cl. B23b 05/22

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 16, No. 5 September/October 1991 299

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UNIVERSAL MACHINE CASTER INSERT(Cont'd)

A universal machine caster insert design for stabilizing and aligning housing frames of electrophotographic printing and copying machines is disclosed. The design of the caster insert combines mounting, stabilizing and leveling capability into a single assembly. As shown in the Figures, the design incorporates an outer ring 1 having an interference fit 2 within the insert bore
3. The internal insert bore 3 may be interchanged to accept a full range of caster stem diameters. A threaded stem 4 provides a means for adjusting the caster inert to stabilize the machine frame against rocking during operation.

A lock bracket 5 mounted to the frame 6 prevents the threaded stem 4 from rotating after installation and prevents inadvertent height adjustment by interlocking with the hex-shaped head of the caster stem insert. The universal machine caster insert may be used on one or more casters of an electrophotographic printing or copying machine.

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