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Cartridge Storage Units

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000043053D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 69K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gresham, DM: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Magnetic tape cartridges can be stored in units for maximum efficiency of floor space and for heat protection in the event of fire. The storage units can comprise a pull-out arrangement or a free-standing vertical column panel concept for storing a plurality of cartridges. A panel storage unit is shown in Fig. 1. The panel unit can include free standing rows or channels. The units can be locked for security by either a panel fitted over the cartridge storage areas or a tracking tambour door can be drawn across the storage area for security. A storage arrangement for cartridges can also comprise a pull-out drawer design. Each unit can include a plurality of drawers, four per unit shown in Fig. 2. Access to the cartridges can be from both sides of the drawers when a drawer is pulled from the unit.

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Cartridge Storage Units

Magnetic tape cartridges can be stored in units for maximum efficiency of floor space and for heat protection in the event of fire. The storage units can comprise a pull-out arrangement or a free-standing vertical column panel concept for storing a plurality of cartridges. A panel storage unit is shown in Fig. 1. The panel unit can include free standing rows or channels. The units can be locked for security by either a panel fitted over the cartridge storage areas or a tracking tambour door can be drawn across the storage area for security. A storage arrangement for cartridges can also comprise a pull-out drawer design. Each unit can include a plurality of drawers, four per unit shown in Fig. 2. Access to the cartridges can be from both sides of the drawers when a drawer is pulled from the unit. The drawers can be locked individually or locked as the unit. The drawer arrangement can be such that access is provided from both sides. Thus for instance eight drawers can be provided in one of the units shown in Fig. 2, with four drawers provided on the front side as shown and four drawers provided on the rear side.

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