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Removable Disc File Mounting

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000115815D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 54K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Boswell, GP: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Within a Storage Sub System, disc files shall be easily installed and removed by both customer and service engineer but must be positively mounted and retained so that they meet the very sensitive shock and vibration specifications associated with each type of file. The arrangement shown in Figs. 1 and 2 provides a simple and effective solution to this problem.

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Removable Disc File Mounting

      Within a Storage Sub System, disc files shall be easily
installed and removed by both customer and service engineer but must
be positively mounted and retained so that they meet the very
sensitive shock and vibration specifications associated with each
type of file.  The arrangement shown in Figs. 1 and 2 provides a
simple and effective solution to this problem.

      The Disc files are mounted to a simple sheet metal carrier 1,
on the front of which is mounted a docking connector cabled to the
file, while the other end has an integrally formed handle/finger
guard, providing protection from hot components mounted on a PCB
behind the handle.

      In its operating position the carrier is mounted vertically
within an enclosure in which is housed plastic guides 2 top and
bottom, and the mating docking connectors.

      The plastic guides are generally a clearance fit on the carrier
but have local gripping points which take out sideways movement.  The
guide material however provides a low friction surface in which the
carrier runs.  With the connectors docked the carrier has no free
movement at the front end.  Vertical clearance at the handle end is
limited by integrally moulded pins 3 in the guide, locating in mating
holes in the carrier handle.

      To ensure the carriers remain docked, they have pressure
applied through a foam rubber block 4 mounted on a hinged RFI screen
5.  The action of closing the screen by...