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Multi-Function Disk Handling Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038205D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Malagrino, GD, Jr: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The tool loads and unloads disks from manufacturing cassettes by grasping the disks on the outside diameter using "v"-grooved attachments. The tool provides pickup forks for cassette handling.

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Multi-Function Disk Handling Tool

The tool loads and unloads disks from manufacturing cassettes by grasping the disks on the outside diameter using "v"-grooved attachments. The tool provides pickup forks for cassette handling.

The tool comprises three main sections, as shown in the figure. Section one contains forks 1 and catches 2. This portion spears under a cassette's top lips. Catch 2 then traps the cassette in place in order to hold the cassette sturdily while it is in transfer.

Sections two and three are the disk handling portions. Arms 3 are pivoted on pins 4 while being driven open and closed by air cylinder 5. Arms 3 have a delrin attachment mounted on them that touch the disk only on its chamfered edge due to the "v"-grooved design of arms 3.

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