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Multiflex Cable Exit Air Seal and Insulator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000080417D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Stillwagon, RW: AUTHOR

Abstract

The exit apparatus 1 provides an exit for cabling 5 into or out of an enclosure. Exit apparatus 1 is made of flexible material such as rubber, nylon or plastic. The exit apparatus contains a plurality of flexible fingers 2, which will deform to allow the passage of the cable 5. Flexible fingers 2 also tend to hold the cable in place at a desired location. The exit apparatus 1 also contains side slits 4 for making a seal with the cabinet within which it is being mounted. End tabs 3 also provide a means for mounting the exit apparatus 1 to the cabinet.

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Multiflex Cable Exit Air Seal and Insulator

The exit apparatus 1 provides an exit for cabling 5 into or out of an enclosure. Exit apparatus 1 is made of flexible material such as rubber, nylon or plastic. The exit apparatus contains a plurality of flexible fingers 2, which will deform to allow the passage of the cable 5. Flexible fingers 2 also tend to hold the cable in place at a desired location. The exit apparatus 1 also contains side slits 4 for making a seal with the cabinet within which it is being mounted. End tabs 3 also provide a means for mounting the exit apparatus 1 to the cabinet.

The material used for the exit apparatus 1 is an insulator to insulate the cable 5 from the cabinet in which the exit apparatus is being used. Exit apparatus 1 is also used as an air flow seal. The flexible fingers 2 substantially reduce air loss through the exit apparatus.

The flexible finger design of exit apparatus 1 also allows the exit apparatus to be used with many variable configurations of cables to be passed through the exit apparatus 1 and, therefore, allows standardization of the exit apparatus for cabinets.

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