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Stacked Electronic Industries Association Frame Weldment Attachment Technique

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118343D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 4 page(s) / 84K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hare, JJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for using a common frame weldment and attaching frames either horizontally or vertically, as shown in Fig. 1. Stacking frames does not increase floor space and allows field ship and install of large configurations, as well as future system upgrades.

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Stacked Electronic Industries Association Frame Weldment Attachment
Technique

      Disclosed is a method for using a common frame weldment and
attaching frames either horizontally or vertically, as shown in Fig.
1.  Stacking frames does not increase floor space and allows field
ship and install of large configurations, as well as future system
upgrades.

      As shown in Fig. 2, the frame weldment (1) was designed with
features to allow the use of two types of casters.  This frame
contains captive nuts and clearance holes required for machine bolts
used to attach additional frames either horizontally or stacked
vertically on top  of each other.  The structure of the frame was
designed to support the  load of a stacked assembly and includes
alignment guides used when rolling the upper frames into position.

      Traditional caster (2) is used for floor standing units,
allowing frames to be attached horizontally with appropriate hardware
and fasteners.

      Ball caster (3) replaces the traditional caster (2) when the
frame is to be used in a stacked configuration.  As shown in Fig. 3,
this custom ball caster design is threaded in the frame structure
allowing the frame to be raised slightly during the installation and
then lowered down and moved into the final mounting location.  The
upper and lower frames are fastened together creating a rigid
structure.

      The frame to be installed in the upper position can be shipped
stacked or shipped on...