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Swing-Arm Lifting Aid

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105225D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 26K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gomez Jr, TD: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a swing-arm assembly that aids in replacing head-disk assemblies (HDA's) in a mainframe, thus requiring fewer persons to perform the operation and enhancing safety.

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Swing-Arm Lifting Aid

      Disclosed is a swing-arm assembly that aids in replacing
head-disk assemblies (HDA's) in a mainframe, thus requiring fewer
persons to perform the operation and enhancing safety.

      The swing-arm assembly comprises a rigid, generally Y-shaped
frame.  During use, an upper leg of the frame is in a parallel
position with respect to the ground, and a lower leg projects
downward acutely from the upper leg.  The end of each leg is
connected to a bracket in a manner permitting the frame to pivot from
side to side.  At the base of the Y-structure is a swing arm.  A
commercial sling hoist and harness are attached to the free end of
the swing arm.

      The swing-arm assembly is secured to a side of the mainframe
proximate to the HDA, by attaching the brackets to the machine with
quick-release pins.  The HDA is attached to the swing arm by means of
safety lock snaps on the harness.  Removal of the attached HDA is
accomplished by swinging the assembly away from the machine.

Disclosed Anonymously.