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Corsair Comb Load Workstation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106977D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 3 page(s) / 79K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Barenboim, M: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

A workstation to load direct access storage device (DASD) actuator parts into a transfer fixture on a pallet is disclosed. This station locates and clamps the actuator body or base on the transfer fixture so that the head suspension assemblies can be automatically attached.

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Corsair Comb Load Workstation

       A workstation to load direct access storage device (DASD)
actuator parts into a transfer fixture on a pallet is disclosed.
This station locates and clamps the actuator body or base on the
transfer fixture so that the head suspension assemblies can be
automatically attached.

      An empty transfer fixture on a pallet (Fig. 1) travels on a
conveyor into the load station and is stopped in position.  Pneumatic
cylinders 13 and 14 (Fig. 3) are extended so that they push up on
rods 22 and 23 in the fixture (Fig. 2).  This action opens the
bearing clamp by pulling back spring-loaded plungers 26 and 27 with
the links 24 and 25 (Fig. 2).

      The fixture is now open to accept the actuator body 4 (Fig. 1).
After the part is placed into the fixture by an operator by a robot,
the cylinders 14 and 15 (Fig. 3) are retracted and the spring-loaded
plungers 26 and 27 push against the ends of bearing 5 (Fig. 1).  The
actuator base 4 is now firmly held in the fixture but is still free
to rotate slightly.

      The rotation of the part must be fixed in place so that the
height of the swage hole 6 is accurately located.  The location is
set by inserting tapered pin 20 (Fig. 3) into the swage hole 6 by
rotating the arm 19 with the extension of cylinder 18.  As the pin
assembly rotates, the point of the pin 20 enters the swage hole.  As
the pin slides in the hole, the taper lifts the arms of the actuator
4 so that it is held in posi...