A cushion design that allows service representatives, end users, and manufacturing partners to move the server/storage enclosure, fully populated, out of the packaging without manually lifting the server/storage enclosure.
The new design will allow manufacturing partners to leave all assemblies installed, reducing the manufacturing processing time/costs and reducing risks of shipping errors. In addition the new design will save the need for additional packaging and shipping costs. In prior designs, assemblies needed to be removed and shipped in separate packaging.
A proof of concept was completed with field installation and manufacturing contacts. The results were very positive. The product could be removed from the packaging easily.
Key benefits of the design are:
1) Reduce packaging cost
2) Reduce manufacturing processing time
3) Simpler solution for installers to remove the enclosure from the packaging
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Ma, Clarence and Charles, Andy, "Detachable Cushions for Heavy Server/Storage Enclosures", Technical Disclosure Commons, (August 20, 2018)