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Mounting the System on a Flat Surface (Eight Slot Controllers)

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    Last Modified: May 15, 2018

    For environments with high shock and vibration, NI recommends mounting the system directly on a flat, rigid surface using the mounting holes in the Expansion Module and the CompactRIO controller.

    What to Use

    • Expansion Module for CompactRIO
    • CompactRIO controller
    • M4 x 0.7 thread screw (up to x10), user-provided

    What to Do

    Complete the following steps to mount the system directly on a flat surface.

    Figure 1. Mounting the System on a Flat Surface
    1. Prepare the surface for mounting the system using the Surface Mounting Dimensions.
    2. Align the module(s) and the controller on the surface.
    3. Fasten the module(s) and the controller to the surface using the M4 screws appropriate for the surface.
      • Screws must not exceed 8 mm of insertion into the module(s) and the controller.
      • Tighten the screws to a maximum torque of 1.3 N · m (11.5 lb · in.).

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