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Tape Drive Capstan/Cartridge Preload Apparatus

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000115158D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Malagrino Jr, GD: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A method for preloading a tape cartridge against it's datums, while also creating preload for the capstan motor which runs the media in the cartridge, is disclosed.

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Tape Drive Capstan/Cartridge Preload Apparatus

      A method for preloading a tape cartridge against it's datums,
while also creating preload for the capstan motor which runs the
media in the cartridge, is disclosed.

      As the cartridge 1 is pushed into the base 2 which has a molded
spring 3 preloaded against the capstan wheel 4, the spring flattens
and
creates the upper cartridge preload, while also providing the capstan
wheel preload, to the inner drive portions of the cartridge (Figure).