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Self Positioning Disk Container

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041239D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gangl, DV: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The fixture shown in the figure provides a positioning system for hard disk containers so that precision alignment between disk and non-compliant pickup tools can be obtained.

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Self Positioning Disk Container

The fixture shown in the figure provides a positioning system for hard disk containers so that precision alignment between disk and non-compliant pickup tools can be obtained.

As a container 10 of disks is positioned, it is aligned into the proper position by the two beveled brackets 1 and 2, forcing the container against the hardstops 3 and 4. On the rear hardstop 4 there is a switch 5 which notifies an associated robot when the container is in the seated position.

The plate 6 on which the container rests is held off a supporting surface table by four springs 7, and the four spring mounting blocks 8. The four springs allow place 6 to move. This capability to move acts to precisely align the disks which are in their containers, to the non-compliant robot tool as it moves into position to remove the disks. When a disk is removed, the springs 7 and blocks 8 allow the container 10 and plate 6 to return to their original positions.

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