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Method for a rolling platform for changing a scanner SA filter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131870D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-21
Document File: 3 page(s) / 145K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for a rolling platform for changing a scanner supply-air (SA) filter. Benefits include improved functionality and improved safety.

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Method for a rolling platform for changing a scanner SA filter

Disclosed is a method for a rolling platform for changing a scanner supply-air (SA) filter. Benefits include improved functionality and improved safety.

Background

      Conventionally, changing a scanner SA filter is accomplished using the following steps:

1.   Roll out the track interface.

2.   Place a three-step ladder in the vacated space.

3.   Climb to the top step and unloosen six screws to remove the outside panel.

4.   Reach inside the scanner and loosen two screws. The second screw is 32 inches inside the scanner.

5.   Put on light-weight, high-strength gloves.

6.   Grab each side of the filter, tip it up, and pull the filter out, continuing to pull until the 24-inch filter is extracted.

7.   Turn and climb down the ladder while holding the 42-pound filter.

The SA filter is located 73 inches from the room floor.

Description

      The disclosed method is a rolling platform for changing a scanner supply-air (SA) filter. It is constructed so it can be rolled into place to provide a working platform height that is more accommodating to users who must change the filter (see Figure 1).

      The platform can have a shelf on which the filter can be placed. This shelf is attached to a linear slider that enables the shelf to slide out to a more accessible location. Two users can safely move the filter from the shelf and place a new filter the shelf (see Figures 2 and 3).

      Th...