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HEAVY DUTY EDGE CLIP

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000249980D
Publication Date: 2017-May-12
Document File: 5 page(s) / 378K

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Abstract

Generally, in vehicles routing of the wiring harness needs to be done properly. The heavy duty edge clip is used for wiring harness bundle routing near edges having thick sheets.When sheet metal thickness is beyond the allowable thickness of the existing edge clips, conventional clips may not be useful. For example one of such edge is shown below. In order to accommodate varied thickness of edges this clip is devised.

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HEAVY DUTY EDGE CLIP

Introduction

Generally, in vehicles routing of the wiring harness needs to be done properly. The heavy duty edge clip

is used for wiring harness bundle routing near edges having thick sheets.

Background/Problem

When sheet metal thickness is beyond the allowable thickness of the existing edge clips, conventional

clips may not be useful. For example one of such edge is shown below. In order to accommodate varied

thickness of edges this clip is devised.

Proposed design/solution

Proposed design of edge clip will be feasible to hold sheet having greater thickness for e.g. 6mm to 8mm

or more.

Proposed edge clip having mechanism inside it that will provide strong holding strength to sheet/edges

with slot. (Spring like property, similar to Drawing board clips).

The proposed edge clip is having cover made up of metal. The inner metal surface of the clip is having

protrusions, one on each side that will hold the metal sheet inside the slot. The inside protrusions help in

providing holding strength to the metal sheet. The rear side arrangement of edge clip (rectangular in

shape) is provided for easy routing of the wiring harnesses of variable thickness.

Proposed solution can also be used to hold bigger bundle of cable with varied diameter between 10-50mm

without losing its holding strength.

Proposed solution will provide positive position locking and avoid paint damage.

Alternatives

The edge clip can also be used for metal sheet having thickness of 4mm-8mm or more....