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Clamp for Round Cables

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060368D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bryant-Jeffries, KC: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

A clamp for round cables comprises a metal bracket 1 (Fig. 1) hinged at one edge to the edge of a metal cable carrier 2 (Fig. 2) by a hinge pin 3. On the inside of the carrier 2 is secured a cable trough 4 of firm plastics material, which includes cylindrically shaped retaining troughs for large diameter and small diameter cables 5 and 6, respectively. On the inside of the bracket 1 is secured a similar cable trough 7 of firm plastics material with two cylindrically shaped retaining troughs for large and small cables 8 and 9, respectively. When the bracket 1 is pivoted about the hinge pin to engage the carrier 2, the edges of the retaining troughs of both troughs 4 and 7 press against the cables in the other trough.

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Clamp for Round Cables

A clamp for round cables comprises a metal bracket 1 (Fig. 1) hinged at one edge to the edge of a metal cable carrier 2 (Fig. 2) by a hinge pin 3. On the inside of the carrier 2 is secured a cable trough 4 of firm plastics material, which includes cylindrically shaped retaining troughs for large diameter and small diameter cables 5 and 6, respectively. On the inside of the bracket 1 is secured a similar cable trough 7 of firm plastics material with two cylindrically shaped retaining troughs for large and small cables 8 and 9, respectively. When the bracket 1 is pivoted about the hinge pin to engage the carrier 2, the edges of the retaining troughs of both troughs 4 and 7 press against the cables in the other trough. The bracket 1 and carrier 2 are held together by engagement of a finger end 10 which can be used to separate them. The cable carrier 2 (Fig. 2) is one of a pair of cable carrier arms hinged together at their adjacent ends by a hinge 11. The other end of one arm is hinged to a rack (not shown) by a hinged bracket 12, and the other end of the carrier 2 is connected by a hinged bracket 13 to an electronic assembly (not shown) slidably supported in the rack. Two clamps are used on each cable carrier arm to retain the cables along the arms. In a variation of this (Fig. 3), the bracket 1 has a cable trough 15 to carry one small and four large cables 16 and 17 and the cable carrier arm 2 has a cable trough 18 similar to the trough 15....