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360 Degree Rotational Maintenance Rack

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000074597D
Publication Date: 2005-Feb-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 106K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for a portable maintenance rack that enables easy handling and manipulation of a Unisys chamber frame or driver during routine maintenance tasks. Benefits include reducing the safety risks of handling heavy, oversized parts.

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360Degree Rotational Maintenance Rack

Disclosed is a method for a portable maintenance rack that enables easy handling and manipulation of a Unisys chamber frame or driver during routine maintenance tasks. Benefits include reducing the safety risks of handling heavy, oversized parts. 

Background

Currently, there is no easy way to perform maintenance on the Unisys frames or drivers (see Figure 1). These units are very large and heavy, take two people to move, and are a safety hazard. Between the hot/cold frames and the drivers there are a total of 84 separate parts on each tool that need servicing.

General Description

The disclosed method uses a portable maintenance rack that enables easy handling and manipulation of a Unisys chamber frame or driver during routine maintenance tasks
(see Figure 2). The disclosed method can be used to maintain three separate parts of the Unisys chamber. By using three sets of mounting plates attached to the maintenance rack arms, a technician can use this device to maintain a wider range of sub-systems on this tool. The key element of the disclosed method is a mechanism to securely hold a single Unisys chamber frame or driver, with the ability to rotate the mechanism 360o on one axis. 

Advantages

The disclosed method allows a technician to rotate a frame or driver to any position safely, efficiently, and without damage to the frame or surroundings. 

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