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Mounting System for Direct Access Storage Devices or Other Features for Controllers and Industrial Computers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106319D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 68K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Miles, AW: AUTHOR

Abstract

Since common hardware platforms for controllers and computers allow for higher volumes and lower costs per unit, featurable Direct Access Storage Devices (DASD) and other similar items are desirable. One customer might prefer a small inexpensive hardfile while another might want a large high performance file. A mounting system was needed that would accommodate a variety of DASD sizes, shapes, and weights while maintaining low cost, ease of assembly/disassembly and durability for shipping.

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Mounting System for Direct Access Storage Devices or Other Features for Controllers and Industrial Computers

      Since common hardware platforms for controllers and computers
allow for higher volumes and lower costs per unit, featurable Direct
Access Storage Devices (DASD) and other similar items are desirable.
One customer might prefer a small inexpensive hardfile while another
might want a large high performance file.  A mounting system was
needed that would accommodate a variety of DASD sizes, shapes, and
weights while maintaining low cost, ease of assembly/disassembly and
durability for shipping.

      The mounting system described herein meets these requirements
and also has advantages over other systems which are commonly used in
small computers.  For example, this system reduces the mounting space
required for DASD mounting under machine covers because latch-in
travel is minimized.  Space and height requirements are also
minimized.

      The system consists of an adapter plate (A) which has multiple
mounting holes (H & h) that will fit a variety of DASD devices (D).
These mounting hole patterns can be changed with no effect on the
machine frame (C) since the DASD assembly (A+D+S) is attached to the
frame (C) via a tongue (B) and fasteners (T) which are common on all
machines.  Tongue (B) slips into slot (L)  before fasteners (T) are
installed to hold the DASD assembly in position.  The dimensions of
the upper flange (U) can be selected along wit...