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Magnetic Core Handler

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000094864D
Original Publication Date: 1965-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gulbis, I: AUTHOR

Abstract

Supplying loose magnetic cores to a receiving channel from a rotating disk permits a variable rate of acceptance with a minimum of jamming. Cores beyond the capacity of the receiving channel remain on the disk for another pass at the receiving channel on the next revolution of the disk. The receiving channel is configured in a bow so as to pass cores without binding. The cores follow the outer diameter of the channel under urging of friction with the rotating disk.

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Magnetic Core Handler

Supplying loose magnetic cores to a receiving channel from a rotating disk permits a variable rate of acceptance with a minimum of jamming. Cores beyond the capacity of the receiving channel remain on the disk for another pass at the receiving channel on the next revolution of the disk. The receiving channel is configured in a bow so as to pass cores without binding. The cores follow the outer diameter of the channel under urging of friction with the rotating disk.

Cores 2 are placed on rotating disk 1 by devices, not shown. Cores 2 are carried around as disk 1 rotates. Cores 2 on disk 1 take various attitudes, lying in clumps, standing on edge, or lying flat. Stationary cam 3 causes cores 2 to drift toward the outside of disk 1. Cores 2 at the outside, still in a variety of attitudes, are carried by disk 1 until they reach the area of a low-overhead bumper 4. Bumper 4 can be a glass microscope slide which permits visual inspection of operation. Those cores 2 which are lying flat pass under bumper 4. Those in other attitudes are carried along the edge of bumper 4 until they either fall down flat or pass the end of 4 and resume circulation on disk 1.

Those cores 2 which pass under bumper 4 align themselves in a queue, with the rotation of the disk 1 gently urging them toward the pickup position. Cores 2- 1... 2-4 have entered receiving channel 5 which is shown full. The curvature of channel 5, together with the rotation of disk 1, causes all...