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Machine Base

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000079690D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lindner, RJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

The machine base 10 constitutes a rigid base on which to mount machine components and has openings 10a through it, for convection air flow through the base.

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Machine Base

The machine base 10 constitutes a rigid base on which to mount machine components and has openings 10a through it, for convection air flow through the base.

The base 10 is corrugated in cross section and has lower horizontal portions 10b connected with upper horizontal portions 10c by vertical portions 10d. Holes 12 are provided in the portions 10c so that machine components may be mounted to the base 10.

The base 10, when viewed from the top or bottom, appears as a solid sheet to allow more area to mount hardware. Openings 10a through which air may flow are provided in the vertical portions 10d which are portions under low stress, allowing the base 10 to be of a relatively thin material and achieve high strength. Openings 10a are of relatively great area, as contrasted to the openings in perforated metal, so as to provide relatively unrestricted air flow through the base; and by carefully selecting the size of the openings 10a and the thickness of the material of which the base 10 is composed, a five degree shadow angle a can be provided with standard forming tolerances.

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