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Disk Drive Mounting

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000079689D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lindner, RJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

The mounting for a disk drive assembly 10 includes a mounting frame 12, a pair of shock mounts 14 and 16 located at the side of the assembly 10, and a shock mount 18 positioned below a standoff support pillar 20. Mounts 14 and 16 are located on one side of the center of gravity 22 of assembly 10, and mount 18 is located on the other side of the center of gravity 22, so that a balanced support for assembly 10 is thereby provided.

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Disk Drive Mounting

The mounting for a disk drive assembly 10 includes a mounting frame 12, a pair of shock mounts 14 and 16 located at the side of the assembly 10, and a shock mount 18 positioned below a standoff support pillar 20. Mounts 14 and 16 are located on one side of the center of gravity 22 of assembly 10, and mount 18 is located on the other side of the center of gravity 22, so that a balanced support for assembly 10 is thereby provided.

Assembly 10 includes a magnetic disk 24, a drive motor 26 and a belt and pulley arrangement 28, driveably connecting motor 26 with disk 24. Assembly 10 is provided with mounting points 30 adjacent the ends of arms 32 and 34. Shock mount bracket 36 is bolted to arms 32 and 34 at points 30, and bracket 36 rests on shock mounts 14 and 16. Shock mounts 14 and 16 are disposed on a horizontal surface 38 provided on frame 12. Shock mount 18 is positioned on a lower horizontal surface 40 of frame 12, and standoff 20 extends between shock mount 18 and a bottom surface 42 on assembly 10.

Assembly 10 is accurately positioned utilizing prescribed mounting points 30' Semirigid mounts 14, 16 and 18 provide sufficient damping of vibration of assembly 10, particularly because assembly 10 is balanced by these mounts with respect to the center of gravity 22 of assembly 10.

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