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Self-Locking Cam Stud for Mounting Products Without Tools

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000042867D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Decker, DD: AUTHOR

Abstract

There are many instances when heavy machines must be fastened to the floor for safety and security against theft. An example is an Automatic Teller Machine. Because installation is expensive, many products are now designed for installation by the customer who does not have specialized tools for mounting the machine to the floor. The described specialized tools for mounting the machine to the floor. The described self-locking cam stud is designed for prior mounting to the floor by contract personnel. When the machine to be installed later arrives, it need only be placed over the studs which have spring-loaded cam locks which retract as the hole in the bottom of the machine goes over the top of the stud.

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Self-Locking Cam Stud for Mounting Products Without Tools

There are many instances when heavy machines must be fastened to the floor for safety and security against theft. An example is an Automatic Teller Machine. Because installation is expensive, many products are now designed for installation by the customer who does not have specialized tools for mounting the machine to the floor. The described specialized tools for mounting the machine to the floor. The described self-locking cam stud is designed for prior mounting to the floor by contract personnel. When the machine to be installed later arrives, it need only be placed over the studs which have spring-loaded cam locks which retract as the hole in the bottom of the machine goes over the top of the stud. When the base of the machine contacts the floor, the cam is spread by a spring to cam against the insider surface of the bottom of the machine to hold it against the floor securely. As shown in the figures, the assembly includes a mounting plate 1 which can also serve as a template. The cam studs 3 are mounted to plate 1, and the whole thing is fastened to the floor in advance of installation by persons with proper tools. When the machine 13 is received, it is placed on plate 1 and the cam locks 7 retract to the hole size 15 in the machine base and then expand again to secure the device. Serrations 17 bite into the machine base 13 to prevent slippage of the cam locks 7 when upward force is applied to the mac...