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Alignment Tool for Disk File Data Heads

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000081229D
Original Publication Date: 1974-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-27
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rosenberg, AM: AUTHOR

Abstract

A tool for aligning an arm 10 consists of a lever shaft 12 attached to a linkage 14, which has a protruding pin 16 to engage the arm mount 18. The lever shaft 12 has a spherical end 20 which fits in a counterbored hole 22 in the fixed mount member. The shaft 12 is undercut slightly above the sphere 20 to allow it to tilt through small angles. Horizontal motion of the arm 10 is achieved through the linkage 14 and pin 16 when the lever shaft 12 is tilted.

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Alignment Tool for Disk File Data Heads

A tool for aligning an arm 10 consists of a lever shaft 12 attached to a linkage 14, which has a protruding pin 16 to engage the arm mount 18. The lever shaft 12 has a spherical end 20 which fits in a counterbored hole 22 in the fixed mount member. The shaft 12 is undercut slightly above the sphere 20 to allow it to tilt through small angles. Horizontal motion of the arm 10 is achieved through the linkage 14 and pin 16 when the lever shaft 12 is tilted.

Prior to using this alignment tool, all mounting screws are tightened to a snug condition. The tool is then inserted and the handle 12 tapped with a metal rod or other suitable instrument until the alignment is complete. By tapping the head into position, the head is left in a stress-free state. The mounting screws are then tightened to a final setting.

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