Accession Number : ADD015463

Title :   Fiber Optic Coil Shipping and Storage Container.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 11 Mar 91, patented 21 Jul 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Thibodeau, Robert C

Report Date : 21 Jul 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A shipping container for Fiber optic coils includes a pair of semicircular body elements forming a generally circular body providing a circular chamber and having axially and outwardly extending flanges abutting along their mating edges thereof and radial), extending projections at their axial ends. A pair of end caps have a cylindrical sidewall portion abutting the axial ends of the circular body, an end wall spaced therefrom, and radially extending projections aligned with those of the body. Fastening elements secure the flanges and projections in assembly. The container may be assembled about a coil supported on a winding mandrel by placing the two elements there about and securing the flanges to retain the coil there within. The body and coil may be removed from the winding mandrel and the end caps placed thereon. To remove the coil, one end cap is removed and the container aligned with the coil mounting fixture; the other cap is then removed and the coil moved outwardly of the body.

Descriptors :   *COILS, *SHIPPING CONTAINERS, *PATENTS, ASSEMBLY, BODIES, CHAMBERS, CIRCULAR, CONTAINERS, EDGES, FASTENINGS, FIBER OPTICS, FIBERS, FLANGES, MANDRELS, OPTICS, SHIPPING, WALLS, WINDING

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE