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Manufacturing time compression method applied to iDataplex rack building

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000201726D
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 164K

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Abstract

A fixture is used to simulate port locations of servers to be installed in a configured rack, which allows manufacturing team to route network cables without servers

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Manufacturing time compression method applied to iDataplex rack building

Background:

For any configured racks, manufacturing team needs to have servers installed into the rack prior to connecting all network cables. Since it takes much longer to build servers than build a rack,

people always have to wait for servers.

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Before servers arrive to rack area, rack operators have to wait since: 1,

No servers to merge;

2, Don't know where cables should be connected;

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No reference to select the length of cables.

Fixture:

A fixture was designed to simulate connecting ports on servers, which allow manufacturing team to route cables without servers.

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How it is used:

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Advantages:

Cabling is done parallelly while servers are being built. Significantly reduce the total rack build cycle time.

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