Fixture tag adapter

Assembly Automation

ISSN: 0144-5154

Article publication date: 1 March 2000




(2000), "Fixture tag adapter", Assembly Automation, Vol. 20 No. 1.



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Fixture tag adapter

Fixture tag adapter

Keyword: Fixtures

Inventor: Benjamin L. Garfinkle (US)Patent number: US5918842Publication date: 6 July 1999

Title: Fixture tag molding adapter

The invention relates to a device employed as a means for attaching a fixture holder to C-shaped channel moulding which generally is applied to edges of horizontal shelving in most supermarket or grocery store facilities. where virtually every product must be identified by some type of signage. There is recognised to be a continuous need for a fixture which brings a shopper's attention to a specific item and informs the shopper of its identification and its unit pricing. The invention involves a fixture holder attachment means and a method for applying it to a suitable C-shaped channel moulding at the edge of a horizontal shelf. The attachment means comprises a U-shaped member with outwardly facing protruding flat sections for engagement with a segment of the C-shaped channel moulding. In a first embodiment, a ramp segment is located on a first leg of the U-shaped member and a baffle plate is hinged on a second leg. When the baffle plate and ramp segment are not in contact with one another, the U-shaped member can be compressed to facilitate its application to and removal from the C-shaped channel, but when the baffle plate and ramp segment are in contact with one another, the U-shaped member cannot be sufficiently compressed to a degree where the outwardly protruding flat sections can be disengaged from the C-shaped channel.

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