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Back-to-back Mounting of Suspensions to Improve Disk Spacing In Magnetic Recording Disk Files

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041243D
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

Nassimbene, EG: AUTHOR

Abstract

The spacing of disks in a multiple-disk magnetic recording disk file can be improved if the suspensions which support the read/write heads are mounted with their mount plates located back- to-back on the arm supporting the suspensions. As shown in the figure, arm 10 supports suspensions 12, 14 and 16, 18, each of which has attached to it an air bearing slider. Each slider contains a read/write head for reading data from or writing data to the spaced apart magnetic recording disks 20, 22. The spacing of the disks is decreased by providing a step, such as step 26, at the end of arm 10 and locating the mount plates, such as mount plates 28, 30 of respective suspensions 16, 18, back-to-back onto the step.

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Back-to-back Mounting of Suspensions to Improve Disk Spacing In Magnetic Recording Disk Files

The spacing of disks in a multiple-disk magnetic recording disk file can be improved if the suspensions which support the read/write heads are mounted with their mount plates located back- to-back on the arm supporting the suspensions. As shown in the figure, arm 10 supports suspensions 12, 14 and 16, 18, each of which has attached to it an air bearing slider. Each slider contains a read/write head for reading data from or writing data to the spaced apart magnetic recording disks 20, 22. The spacing of the disks is decreased by providing a step, such as step 26, at the end of arm 10 and locating the mount plates, such as mount plates 28, 30 of respective suspensions 16, 18, back-to- back onto the step. In those disk files which have multiple heads per disk surface, the second set of suspensions 12, 14 can also be mounted on a step, such as step 32, with the mount plates located back- to-back and secured to the step. In the arrangement as shown in the figure a cutout 34 is provided in the arm between the steps 32, 26 to permit flexure of the suspensions 12, 14.

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