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New Tube Clamp Design for High Shock-Resistant Low-Profile Hardware System Area

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000115237D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 4 page(s) / 67K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Aoyagi, A: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a new suspension design used for hard disk drives. This article describes a new tube cramping design which has projections facing to the currently existing clamps in order to hold the wire/tube while assembling shown in Fig. 1.

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New Tube Clamp Design for High Shock-Resistant Low-Profile Hardware
System Area

      Disclosed is a new suspension design used for hard disk drives.
This article describes a new tube cramping design which has
projections facing to the currently existing clamps in order to hold
the wire/tube while assembling shown in Fig. 1.

      Fig. 2 shows a clamp design currently in use.  Those clamps to
hold the wire/tube are located by the load beam, and the wire/tube
was caught in the clamp.  Recently, high shock resistance is required
for hard disk drives.  When shock is applied, those clamps hit the
disk surface and make physically sever damages if the shock is so
large.  Therefore, it is recommended that these clamps not protrude
below the load beam.  Using this kind of clamp creates a problem that
the tube might come out while clamping as shown in Fig. 3.

      A new design of the clamps has projections facing to the
currently existing clamps as shown in Fig. 1.  These projections
prevent dropping out of tube while clamping shown in Fig. 3.  They
are made by a part of the Load Beam or Flexure.  In Fig. 1, they are
made by a part of the Flexure.  The shape and number of these
projections are not limited, therefore it can be bent by either clamp
as shown in Fig. 4.