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Hoist Frame

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034488D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Butterbaugh, DP Jeche, MW Otteson, RN Thorpe, JR [+details]

Abstract

Hoist safely installs systems such as KESTREL "B" into the FORT KNOX rack. (Image Omitted) The hoist consists of an "A" frame assembly of aluminum weldments, formed sheet metal, and commercial parts. The "A" frame folds flat for easy transportation, and weighs 15 lbs. The frame is easily set up by pulling two clevis pins (Fig. 1) and using the same pins to secure the "A" frame in an upright position (Fig. 2). The frame is mounted on the top of the FORT KNOX rack. When placing the frame on top of the rack, two "L" shaped hooks are hooked over the edge of the rear door opening (Fig. 3) and two 3 mm x 25 mm pegs fit in front of the rack (Fig. 4), securing the frame to the top of the rack until the front of the frame is raised and moved to the back to unhook the two "L" hooks.