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Non-Abrading Head to Disk Merge Technique

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103314D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hames, JL: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed provides a means of merging and demerging heads and disks by lifting the suspensions with a combination of levers and cams, thereby minimizing hard debris particles.

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Non-Abrading Head to Disk Merge Technique

      Disclosed provides a means of merging and demerging heads and
disks by lifting the suspensions with a combination of levers and
cams, thereby minimizing hard debris particles.

      As illustrated in the figure, a merge head consists of a series
of fingers 1 which pivot through a non-debris generating flexure 2
and are actuated by a series of cams 3 which are positioned away from
the critical merge area.  The merge finger tips contact the
suspensions 4 and include positive position stops 5 which limit
travel so the suspensions will not be damaged when forcing the
head/suspensions back to back to gain merge clearance.  Cams 3 limit
travel in the opposite direction to eliminate possible finger to disk
contact and are connected to arms 6 and a beam 7 which rotate the
cams 90 degrees, and thus actuate merge fingers from stop to stop.

      Disclosed anonymously.