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Leader Block Attachment Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000042968D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Campbell, L: AUTHOR

Abstract

A cartridge leader block is attached to the end of a magnetic tape by an inserter apparatus that cuts the attachment material to length and presses the material into the leader block. The inserter includes a slider that cuts and places the retainer material into position. The inserter continues to open the jaws of the material clamp and to press the material and the tape into a cutout in the leader block. The attachment mechanism of Fig. 1 for attaching the tape 1 to the leader block 2 includes a driven carrier 3 that operates in a back and forth motion along slot 4. The carrier 3 includes jaws 5 that clamp the retainer material 6. At home position, jaws 5 are open, allowing the retainer material 6 to be fed into the jaws 5 up against the stop 7.

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Leader Block Attachment Mechanism

A cartridge leader block is attached to the end of a magnetic tape by an inserter apparatus that cuts the attachment material to length and presses the material into the leader block. The inserter includes a slider that cuts and places the retainer material into position. The inserter continues to open the jaws of the material clamp and to press the material and the tape into a cutout in the leader block. The attachment mechanism of Fig. 1 for attaching the tape 1 to the leader block 2 includes a driven carrier 3 that operates in a back and forth motion along slot 4. The carrier 3 includes jaws 5 that clamp the retainer material 6. At home position, jaws 5 are open, allowing the retainer material 6 to be fed into the jaws 5 up against the stop 7. The jaws 5 are connected to the carrier 3 by a slide 8 that is dovetailed to the carrier 3. A cutoff blade 9 together with the stop 7 determines the length of the retainer material 6 that is inserted into the leader block 2. The blade 9 is mounted to a magnet which in turn is fastened to a channel 10 by a housing 11 through wing nuts 12. The channel 10 includes a slot 13 through which the piece of retaining material 6 is directed. The tape 1 is held within the channel 10 by vacuum orifices, and the leader block 2 is positioned adjacent to the channel 10, as shown in Fig. 2. In Fig 2, the slide 3 includes an inserter section 14 for inserting the piece of retainer material 6 through the sl...