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Offline leftistelf

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Quick connect/disconnect sysports
« on: February 17, 2017, 07:02 PM »
I am working on a plan to build four sysports that are each two-systainers wide and 1 systainer deep. My hope is to build the cabinet dimensions so that I can put a 4x8 on top if they are arranged like shown in the picture.

I apologize for the crappy picture ....

However, they key components are the connections between the sysports. They have to be very quick to connect and disconnect for quick storage. I don't think magnets will cut it. I was wondering if anyone was aware of hardware the could be used. Or even designs like this...

Offline Holmz

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Re: Quick connect/disconnect sysports
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017, 07:11 PM »
Do you mind locating with something, and keeping them together with something else?
(Like a cylinder head uses dowels and head bolts.)

Magnets attract (or repel), like bees-n-honey and flys-to-??

One probably wants a screw?

Offline leftistelf

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Re: Quick connect/disconnect sysports
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 07:23 PM »
I definitively do NOT want a screw. That is too slow and too permanent. I want to roll the units away when. It in use. It's a garage shop, and the car needs a home too :) [scared]

Offline Holmz

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Re: Quick connect/disconnect sysports
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 07:29 PM »
If you had some holes strategically placed one could use long threaded rod and big pattern washers...

Personally I would use some 1/2 bar and tap holes in it for bolts, or threaded Syed's, and slide them through the 4' holes.
And then Something like short 3/4" or 1" tubing in some shallow zobo holes could align the parts carcasses.

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Quick connect/disconnect sysports
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2017, 07:32 PM »
Heavy duty Velcro.

Draw latches.

Tom

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Quick connect/disconnect sysports
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2017, 07:50 PM »

Offline justaguy

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Re: Quick connect/disconnect sysports
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2017, 08:05 PM »
Referencing your drawing the two center sections get eye bolts in the top and bottom right and left sides. The two end units get aligned holes in the case backs. To connect swing out the eye bolts and slide them thru the case holes and tighten with jig knobs (use 1/4 or 5/16 eye bolts). To disconnect remove the knobs and swivel the eye bolts inboard of the cases they are attached to and lock with the same knobs.

You will simply need to plan the eyebolt and hole placement to not interfere with the placement of the other case elements. Reference step 5 and 7 at the following link. Instead of locking the case top to the sides you would place the bolts to lock the units together side to side.

 eye bolt case connections

Offline Holmz

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Re: Quick connect/disconnect sysports
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2017, 08:35 PM »
Could one have those bolts on long sticks like Fussball handles?

Offline RobBob

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Re: Quick connect/disconnect sysports
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2017, 08:43 PM »
Here are some ideas:
gate latch

Something simple like this would be fast and easy:
Flip Latch
« Last Edit: February 17, 2017, 08:49 PM by RobBob »

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Re: Quick connect/disconnect sysports
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2017, 10:36 PM »
I am working on a plan to build four sysports that are each two-systainers wide and 1 systainer deep. My hope is to build the cabinet dimensions so that I can put a 4x8 on top if they are arranged like shown in the picture.

I apologize for the crappy picture ....

However, they key components are the connections between the sysports. They have to be very quick to connect and disconnect for quick storage. I don't think magnets will cut it. I was wondering if anyone was aware of hardware the could be used. Or even designs like this...

what would be the benefit over existing approaches for handling Systainers in a stack?
why would you want to do this?
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Quick connect/disconnect sysports
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2017, 10:54 PM »
Dzus fasteners...a standard in the aeronautical field, automotive field and motorcycle field for at least the last 50 years.

What's wrong with magnets, they've been my go to coupling mechanism for the last 10 years. If they work on a train at 200 mph (think mag lev) they will work on plastic Systainers.

Offline Kev

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Re: Quick connect/disconnect sysports
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2017, 02:09 AM »
Go back to considering magnets, I would.

Offline DiscoStu

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Quick connect/disconnect sysports
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2017, 04:06 AM »
I'm thinking of doing similar but building one big table but I want to fasten that to the wall I was thinking of using case latches or Tensor latches.




I think they should be quick to use but make the fitting really tight and robust.

Offline leftistelf

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Re: Quick connect/disconnect sysports
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2017, 06:32 AM »
I am working on a plan to build four sysports that are each two-systainers wide and 1 systainer deep. My hope is to build the cabinet dimensions so that I can put a 4x8 on top if they are arranged like shown in the picture.

I apologize for the crappy picture ....

However, they key components are the connections between the sysports. They have to be very quick to connect and disconnect for quick storage. I don't think magnets will cut it. I was wondering if anyone was aware of hardware the could be used. Or even designs like this...

what would be the benefit over existing approaches for handling Systainers in a stack?
why would you want to do this?
Hans

The goal is to build rolling floor cabinets that can be grouped together to create a late assembly bench or sheet goods cutting table. The tools used in assembly and preparation would be stored the four units. Possibly saving one for an air compressor. For those of us with limited space, it's a lego approach to having a large workbench...

Offline leftistelf

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Re: Quick connect/disconnect sysports
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2017, 06:34 AM »
Dzus fasteners...a standard in the aeronautical field, automotive field and motorcycle field for at least the last 50 years.

What's wrong with magnets, they've been my go to coupling mechanism for the last 10 years. If they work on a train at 200 mph (think mag lev) they will work on plastic Systainers.

Okay, let me dig deeper....

Offline Scorpion

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Re: Quick connect/disconnect sysports
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2017, 09:23 AM »
Keyholes cut into the right places would allow you to interlock the cabinets together in many different configurations.  In fact, that gives me an idea for a project I'm working on.


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Offline Billy stray

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Re: Quick connect/disconnect sysports
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2017, 10:03 PM »
Double hung window sash locks might work?
Billy