Antivibration and Shock Mount Assembly
Original Publication Date: 1985-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18
Attached to a device base casting 1 in Fig. 1 is the cup bracket 2 which transmits the weight of the device to the stud mount 3. The flexible alignment tab 7 applies a force against the base casting 1 and ensures that proper orientation of the cup bracket 2 and stud mount 3 is maintained during assembly. The assembly is mounted to the base casting 1 by a washer, hex bolt 8 and nut 9. The nut rests in a hex- shaped cavity in the bracket to eliminate use of a tool in assembly. As shown in Fig. 2, the rubber snubber 4 is located on the lower end of stud mount 3 by the three thin ribs 10 in the bottom of snubber 4. These thin ribs 10 also hold the snubber 4 to the stud mount 3 when assembling to the external frame 6.