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Method of Enhancement for Spindle Motor's Rotational Torque Amplification in Hard Disk Drive

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116827D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Nakamura, T: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is an algorithm to enhance a spindle motor's start-up torque when the motor can't start up normally because of too much friction.

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Method of Enhancement for Spindle Motor's Rotational Torque Amplification
in Hard Disk Drive

      Disclosed is an algorithm to enhance a spindle motor's start-up
torque when the motor can't start up normally because of too much
friction.

      Formerly, the method to increase the motor torque was to sweep
motor current on/off frequency.  In this new algorithm, it is to
sweep VCM outer/inner current frequency and motor current on/off
frequency at the same time.

      The new algorithm has two patterns.  By combining case-1, shown
in Fig. 1, and case-2, shown in Fig. 2, the increase of motor
start-up torque can be achieved.