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3490/3490E Remote Automatic Cartridge Loader Control Panel

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110507D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Klinger, EH: AUTHOR

Abstract

The purpose of this remote or portable control panel is to have available to the customer of IBM 3490/3490E machines and the customer engineer (CE), a control panel which duplicates the control switches mounted on the front drive panels to perform drive functions.

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3490/3490E Remote Automatic Cartridge Loader Control Panel

       The purpose of this remote or portable control panel is
to have available to the customer of IBM 3490/3490E machines and the
customer engineer (CE), a control panel which duplicates the control
switches mounted on the front drive panels to perform drive
functions.

      For the customer with a library, this means that the operator
of the library would not have to stop the robot operation, by going
inside the library enclosure to perform normal drive functions.

      For the CE doing machine trouble-shooting, the tape drive is
rear service-type machine for maintenance, so with the automatic
cartridge loader (ACL) remote control panel mounted on the top edge
of the rear cover and the cables routed between the drive frame to
drives 0-1/8-9 (see the figure), the CE can perform normal drive
functions on all four of the drives.