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Suspension Assembly with Tube Holder

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116600D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Aoyagi, A: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a new Suspension Assembly design used in Hard Disk Drives. This article describes a new Tube/Wire holding design which improves Head Suspension Assembly (HSA) damage while assembling shown in Fig. 1.

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Suspension Assembly with Tube Holder

      Disclosed is a new Suspension Assembly design used in Hard Disk
Drives.  This article describes a new Tube/Wire holding design which
improves Head Suspension Assembly (HSA) damage while assembling shown
in Fig. 1.

      Fig. 2 shows a third clamp currently in use.  It is made by
pressing a part of the Load Beam.  If the third clamp is heavily
clamped, deformation of the Load Beam spreads.  In the worst case,
the Load Beam in a hinged area might be deformed and it would degrade
HSA dynamics.

      On the other hand, the new design has separate third clamp
shown in Fig. 1.  So, even though the third clamp is heavily clamped,
the deformation of the Load Beam never spread.  Thus, there exists no
concern of HSA dynamics degradation after Tube/Wire clamping process.
The shape and number of this third clamp are not limited in this
case.