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Rigid X-Y Adjustable Mount

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000121771D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 61K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dahle, H: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This device provides a means of mounting various machines which require cheap, simple, extremely rigid means of fine, limited adjustability. The device can be adjusted linearly along one or more axes. The figure shows a dual-axis adjustable mount as constructed for actual use.

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Rigid X-Y Adjustable Mount

      This device provides a means of mounting various machines
which require cheap, simple, extremely rigid means of fine, limited
adjustability.  The device can be adjusted linearly along one or more
axes.  The figure shows a dual-axis adjustable mount as constructed
for actual use.

      When assembled, the mounting device is extremely rigid due to
the effectively one-piece construction.  Essentially no mechanical
wiggle or play is introduced by this adjustable mount.  Each axis of
motion consists of four basic components (refer to the figure); the
(relatively) stationary member, the hinge region, the (relatively)
hinged member, and the adjusting screw mechanism.  In practice, the
stationary member is attached to a stationary part of the overall
machine.  The moving member provides mounting features for the
mechanism needing adjustment.

      The threaded adjusting screw mechanism is a screw-jack used to
forcibly and controllably alter the distance between the stationary
member and the moving member.  One possible method of construction
for the screw mechanism is to use left-hand threads in the stationary
member and right-hand threads in the moving member.  Another, finer
adjustment scheme is to employ different pitch (same-handedness)
threads in the stationary and moving members.  Any adjusting scheme
must also take into consideration the assembly details.  This will
likely entail a removeable threaded section for assem...