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Personal Computer Structure Designed for Robotized Manufacturability

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039875D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Dusi, ST Escobar, G Neer, JH Zaderej, VV [+details]

Abstract

A technique is described whereby the component structure of a personal computer is designed so as to enable the various assemblies to be assembled through the use of robotic techniques. The design is unique in that there are no cables internally within the computer, enabling the various component parts to be automatically inserted and interconnected so as to form the completed personal computer. In addition, the design provides for ease of component part and assembly replacement, as well as the ability to meet all electromagnetic and radiation requirements. The computer, as shown in the figure, consists of four main units: base assembly 10, planer board 11, support assembly 12 and cover 13. Base 10 incorporates louvers 14 to enable power supply 15 to be properly cooled by means of convection.