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Actuator Bearing Attachment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000114966D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Schultz, BE: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method of attaching a bearing cartridge into an actuator comb is disclosed. A screw is used to hold the bearing cartridge against intersection lines of the bore and relief scallop within the actuator comb.

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Actuator Bearing Attachment

      A method of attaching a bearing cartridge into an actuator comb
is disclosed.  A screw is used to hold the bearing cartridge against
intersection lines of the bore and relief scallop within the actuator
comb.

      The actuator comb has a hole and relief scallop bored through
it on different centerlines.  Where these two features intersect, two
lines are created that run parallel to the bore centerline.  These
lines are 90 degrees apart from each other.  There is also a
clearance
hole in the comb normal to the axis of the bored hole within the
scallop.  On the bearing cartridge, the outer sleeve is relieved
around the midsection leaving a defined locating diameter at either
end.   There is a tapped hole normal to the axis of the bearing
cartridge shaft within the relieved area.

      To assemble, the cartridge is inserted into the actuator comb
with the tapped hole lined up with the clearance hole in the comb.  A
screw is inserted through the comb into the cartridge and tightened.
This pulls the bearing cartridge against the two intersection lines
in the actuator comb.  Contact between the actuator comb and the
bearing cartridge is confined to four short line segments, two at
either end of the cartridge (Figure).