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Computer Frame

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111249D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Eguchi, K: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a new method for frame fabrication and assembly of computer systems using panel construction. This method enables components to be two dimensionally assembled in a stable working position and components and cables to be physically partitioned by panels.

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Computer Frame

      Disclosed is a new method for frame fabrication and assembly of
computer systems using panel construction.  This method enables
components to be two dimensionally assembled in a stable working
position and components and cables to be physically partitioned by
panels.

      Fig. 1 shows an example of panel called Mother Panel.  This
metal sheet constituting  Mother Panel has two mounting surfaces.
These are;

    -   Front Face 1 : Used for component mounting

    -   Rear Face 2 : Used for cabling and/or piping

      All components are mounted on the Front Face 1 while Mother
Panel is in a horizontal position and thus it realizes two
dimensional assembly.  All holes and openings in Mother Panel are
fabricated by NCT (Numerical Control Turret) punch press and hole
pitches are equally controlled the tolerance of  0.2 mm.  Self
locating functions, tab & slot and guiding etc. are easily
incorporated in assembly processes.  Rear Face 2 is used for cabling
and piping.  Therefore, components and cables are partitioned by
Mother Panels for cable protection as well as manufacturability.

      Fig. 2 shows an example of frame assembly flow.  Mounted
components on Mother Panels are not shown for clarification purpose.
Assembled Mother Panels are set up on the Base 3 sustained by "L"
Shape Brackets 4 and Corner Supports 5, and form a polygon (square,
pentagon, hexagon, etc.).  The Figure illustrates five Mother Panels
and an Acc...