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Stag Beetle Suspension

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110262D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 3 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Aoyagi, A: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a suspension assembly designed for use in hard disk drives to reduce disk to disk spacing and facilitate merging the assembly into the drives.

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Stag Beetle Suspension

       Disclosed is a suspension assembly designed for use in
hard disk drives to reduce disk to disk spacing and facilitate
merging the assembly into the drives.

      Low profile head suspension assemblies have reverse side
flanges to reduce the total height.  In this case, there exists no
room for load/unload pins or flat plates between load beams and disk
surfaces for merging.

      Head suspension assembly of the present invention has a tab at
the far end of the load beam for loading/unloading or merging the
suspension into the drive, as shown in Fig. 1.  By using the tab, the
suspension assembly is loaded/unloaded or merged into the drive while
assembling.

      In this design, there is a concern that these load/unload tabs
might contact with cables from sliders.  Moreover, the flexure has to
be cut from the flexure assembly after welding.  Since the
load/unload tab covers the flexure, the cutting point of the flexure
assembly is provided at a hole which is provided at the load beam to
expose the flexure assembly, as shown in Figs. 2A and 2B.

      By providing load/unload tabs at both sides of the far end of
the load beam, as shown in Fig. 3, there exists room enough for
cables from the slider.