Cash Drawer Opening Mechanism
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
In packaging any electrical or electro-mechanical assemblies, the internal cables normally are a high-cost, low-reliability area. In a cash drawer assembly, it has been found that the use of a printed circuit card in place of internal cables decreases costs and increases reliability. In Fig. 1, the printed circuit card 1 is shown with a number of electrical and electro-mechanical components mounted thereon. To realize the low-cost benefits of no internal cables being used, assembly costs are kept to a minimum through the use of a snap-together design. The card 1 is snapped to the mechanism plate 2 which, in turn, is snapped to the cash drawer base 10. There are mating slots in the drawer base 10 and the top cover, which is not shown, that allow access to the connector 4 on the card 1.