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FORKLIFT-MOUNTED DATACENTER REPAIR CART WITH MOTORIZED LIFT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000250138D
Publication Date: 2017-Jun-05
Document File: 3 page(s) / 114K

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Abstract

Disclosed herein is a repair cart for assisting in operational needs, such as installing, repairing, removing, etc., of machines placed in high racks in datacenters. The repair cart can be mounted on a forklift and lifted up to a height of 40-50 feet to assist in servicing of the machines. The repair cart primarily includes a lift arm assembly with foldable trays, sufficient storage space for spare components, and a work surface for enabling an operator to repair, remove, or install machines with increased efficiency. The repair cart is designed to meet safety standards, and the work surface and storage space are provided with sufficient ESD, shock and vibration protection. The repair cart is intended to increase the overall operational efficiency for servicing the machines in a datacenter by allowing servicing of more installations in a given time.

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FORKLIFT-MOUNTED DATACENTER REPAIR CART WITH MOTORIZED LIFT

ABSTRACT

Disclosed herein is a repair cart for assisting in operational needs, such as installing,

repairing, removing, etc., of machines placed in high racks in datacenters. The repair cart can be

mounted on a forklift and lifted up to a height of 40-50 feet to assist in servicing of the machines.

The repair cart primarily includes a lift arm assembly with foldable trays, sufficient storage space

for spare components, and a work surface for enabling an operator to repair, remove, or install

machines with increased efficiency. The repair cart is designed to meet safety standards, and the

work surface and storage space are provided with sufficient ESD, shock and vibration protection.

The repair cart is intended to increase the overall operational efficiency for servicing the

machines in a datacenter by allowing servicing of more installations in a given time.

BACKGROUND

A datacenter is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components at a

centralized location for storing, managing, and disseminating data. Generally, the computer

systems and other machines are placed in racks, which are about 6-8 feet in height. The

employees repairing the machines in these racks use push carts or motorized repair carts. These

carts, typically, have limited storage and no lifting mechanism and need to be pushed to navigate

in the datacenter. With an ever-increasing demand for data management, there has been an

increase in the number of the computer systems employed in datacenters. This has prompted

major companies to redevelop the datacenter architectures by incorporating racks that are as high

as 50 feet from the ground. In such layouts, there are no commercially available repair carts to

address datacenter operational needs, such as installing, removing, and repairing, of the

machines. Thus, there is a need for a system for performing the datacenter operations as required

in the state of the art datacenter architectures.

DESCRIPTION

Systems and devices including a repair cart are disclosed for performing datacenter

operational needs, such as installing, repairing, removing of machines placed in high racks...