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Magnetic Head Mount

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048866D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Winarski, DJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

A head-positioning apparatus properly aligns the head for skew and lateral position adjustments. The apparatus includes a pillar firmly fastened to a base plate with the pillar including a dovetail cutout section for mating with a head-mounting plate. The head is fastened to the mounting plate rotating around a dowel pin for skew adjustment with bolts for holding the head to the mounting plate after adjustments are completed. A differential screw fastens the mounting plate to the pillar and allows precision positioning of the head in the vertical direction.

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Magnetic Head Mount

A head-positioning apparatus properly aligns the head for skew and lateral position adjustments. The apparatus includes a pillar firmly fastened to a base plate with the pillar including a dovetail cutout section for mating with a head- mounting plate. The head is fastened to the mounting plate rotating around a dowel pin for skew adjustment with bolts for holding the head to the mounting plate after adjustments are completed. A differential screw fastens the mounting plate to the pillar and allows precision positioning of the head in the vertical direction.

As shown in the figure, the head-positioning apparatus includes a pillar 1 firmly fastened to the base plate 2 of a tape drive unit.

The pillar 1 includes a dovetail cutout section 3. A head-mounting plate 4 includes a dovetail section 5 for mating with the dovetail cutout section 3 of the pillar 1. The head 6 is mounted to the mounting plate 4 through a dowel 7 and bolts 8. For skew adjustment, the head 6 rotates about the dowel pin 7 and, when properly positioned, bolts 8 firmly fasten the head 6 to the mounting plate 4.

A differential screw 9 holds the mounting plate 4 to the pillar 1 through the threaded hole 10. The differential screw 9 allows precision positioning of the head in the vertical direction while captured within the pillar 1.

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