Machine Tip-Over Angle Measuring Equipment
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
An equipment is disclosed for easily obtaining a tip-over angle for a large machine, such as a CPU or magnetic disc drive, from a ratio of the changes in weight imposed on legs or levellers of the machine being measured as it is actually tilted at any selected angle. Fig. 1 shows the relation of the center of gravity G of machine 1 with its tilt angle r at C. When the center G crosses over the line BC or reaches at the center G", that is, when the machine is tilted at angle r, the machine is tipped over. If it is assumed that the center G is at one-nth of the line CD in the X direction, the following relationship exists: (1) (2) = n sin a _ .