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Integrated IP 20 Push through Mounting Concept

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000193164D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Feb-23
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Feb-23
Document File: 5 page(s) / 335K

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Siemens

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Abstract

When mounting drives within a cabinet, some users like to be able to mount the drives so that the heat sink is pushed outside of the cabinet and only the electronics are inside the cabinet, this is done to reduce the amount of heat that is discharged into the internal cabinet enclosure. The use of this push through method of mounting the drive is only a relatively small percentage of the quantity of the products sold, but increases manufacturing costs for all units. This problem is solved up to now by either having a different design of heat sink or creating an additional variant, or by having to buy an additional kit that fixes to the product to allow the heat sink to be mounted in the correct location.

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Integrated IP 20 Push through Mounting Concept

Idea: Simon Charlson, GB-Congleton

When mounting drives within a cabinet, some users like to be able to mount the drives so that the heat sink is pushed outside of the cabinet and only the electronics are inside the cabinet, this is done to reduce the amount of heat that is discharged into the internal cabinet enclosure. The use of this push through method of mounting the drive is only a relatively small percentage of the quantity of the products sold, but increases manufacturing costs for all units. This problem is solved up to now by either having a different design of heat sink or creating an additional variant, or by having to buy an additional kit that fixes to the product to allow the heat sink to be mounted in the correct location.

The novel idea to solve the problem is that the mounting feet of the product are designed so that they can be hooked around one side of the panel opening, allowing the remainder of the product to pivoted into the opening, the product is then centralized up in the hole and pushed through to a second top mounting location. The features needed to achieve this, are all designed into the extruded heat sink section and are achieved for zero cost within the extruded section. This design allows the product to be mounted in two different ways without any changes to the product or extra parts (see Figures 1-6).

With this solution users only has one build variant to stock, and they can decide how they wish to mount the product within the cabinet. Furthermore, there is no need to manufacture an...