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65mm Guided Inner Diameter Disk Handling Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113614D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Erickson, RD: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A method for manually transferring disks from a process cassette to shipping containers is being disclosed. This tool is passively guided by the container/shipping container in order to allow an Inner Diameter (ID) mandrel to pass through the ID of the disks without touching/damaging them.

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65mm Guided Inner Diameter Disk Handling Tool

      A method for manually transferring disks from a process
cassette to shipping containers is being disclosed.  This tool is
passively guided by the container/shipping container in order to
allow an Inner Diameter (ID) mandrel to pass through the ID of the
disks without touching/damaging them.

      This ID hook type manual tool was designed to use the top of
either a cassette or shipping container to guide the tool through the
ID of the disks.  This guiding feature will eliminate contact between
the ID tool and the disks during engagement.

      As shown in Fig. 1, this tool is lightweight and easy to
handle.  Attached to the top of the tool is a clear, see-through
shield 1.  This shield 1 has a lip on the edge 2 that locates either
on the top of a shipping container, or cassette.  There is also a
one-inch "lead in" on the shield 1 so as to allow for location on
either the shipping container or cassette prior to engagement of the
ID hook into the disks ID.  As the see-through shield/guide 1 is slid
along the top of the cassette, the ID hook is guided through the
center of the disks.  The shield 1 is designed to locate the slots in
the ID hook with the slots in the cassette (Fig. 2) so that, when the
tool is lifted, the disks are accurately located, thus eliminating ID
damage.