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Disk Drive Slide and Mountings

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000043360D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gill, LT: AUTHOR

Abstract

It is sometimes desirable to mount and maintain a diskette drive in a mechanical package in a sliding drawer configuration so that it may easily be moved into and out of the package. The sliding drawer must still have mechanical integrity during shock and vibrations. Such a sliding drawer provides the flexibility to allow field upgrading or downgrading of the package to include additional diskette drive units or to remove inoperative diskette drive units with a minimum of tools and time. Fig. 1 shows the diskette drive 10 mounted on a slide bracket 12 using two screws 14. Referring now to Fig. 2, a shelf 16 in the package of the unit contains a pair of permanent slide brackets 18 welded to shelf 16. If there are no diskette drives to be placed in the machine, no other parts are necessary.

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Disk Drive Slide and Mountings

It is sometimes desirable to mount and maintain a diskette drive in a mechanical package in a sliding drawer configuration so that it may easily be moved into and out of the package. The sliding drawer must still have mechanical integrity during shock and vibrations. Such a sliding drawer provides the flexibility to allow field upgrading or downgrading of the package to include additional diskette drive units or to remove inoperative diskette drive units with a minimum of tools and time. Fig. 1 shows the diskette drive 10 mounted on a slide bracket 12 using two screws 14. Referring now to Fig. 2, a shelf 16 in the package of the unit contains a pair of permanent slide brackets 18 welded to shelf 16. If there are no diskette drives to be placed in the machine, no other parts are necessary. If the machine is to include one diskette drive, then, in addition, there are provided two shoulder screws 20 and a pair of sliding brackets 12. The two shoulder screws are placed in the two clearance holes on the inside permanent slide brackets 18 and screwed into the shelf 16. The right and left sliding brackets 12 are then attached to the right and left sides of the diskette drive using four screws. The sliding bracket assembly is then slid into the mounting bracket tabs sliding between the slide bracket and the shelf. When the assembly has been inserted fully, the two sliding brackets will have bottomed out on the two shoulder screws 20 and two...