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Frame for Electrical Enclosure for Data Processing System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000086094D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Adams, JM: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

The drawing shows an improved frame for a data processing system. The frame is highly accurate and can be assembled in the field without the special care that is ordinarily required to align cover panels individually to a nonprecision frame.

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Frame for Electrical Enclosure for Data Processing System

The drawing shows an improved frame for a data processing system. The frame is highly accurate and can be assembled in the field without the special care that is ordinarily required to align cover panels individually to a nonprecision frame.

Members 2 and 3 in Fig. 1 are a part of a lower rectangular horizontal structure that is conventionally formed by cutting a V-shaped section out of a single-channel member, and bending the channel to form the two members 2 and 3. A similar rectangular structure, not shown, is located at the top of the enclosure. These components are customarily manufactured with suitable accuracy.

Vertically extending tubular member 4 must be accurately made in order to avoid custom fitting the panels on the frame. Tubular member 4 is cut to a desired length and is welded at each end to a corner structure having two parts 6 and 7. Part 7 is provided with a cutout for receiving tubular member 4. Part 6 and 7 may be held together in temporary alignment by dowels 8. Parts 6 and 7 are welded at 9. See Fig. 2.

Two of the assemblies of parts 6 and 7 are accurately located a selected distance apart on a fixture, which may include for example a heavy I beam, and the tubular member 4 is placed in the cutout of each part 7. Tubular member 4 may fit somewhat loosely between opposite parts 6 and be supported by the edge of the cutout of part 7, as is represented by the cross-hatched space 14 in Fi...