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Swage Ball Lubricant

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117389D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hashi, N: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to use Alcohol for Hard Disk Actuator Swaging in cleanroom environment.

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Swage Ball Lubricant

      Disclosed is a method to use Alcohol for Hard Disk Actuator
Swaging in cleanroom environment.

      The points of this disclosed are low friction and no cleaning
required (contamination free) swage operation.  Alcohol can work for
both of the remover of oil around ball and the lubricant when
Actuator swaged.

The Figure shows the process for this method:
  1.  Swaging balls are dipped in Alcohol to remove oil on ball
surface
       and to prevent from the rust.
  2.  Set the Actuator Carriage to the nest.  (Swaging hole line is
       vertical)
  3.  Pick up a Swage ball dipped in alcohol by a pair of tweezers.
  4.  Alcohol is dropped down along by the swaging holes.
  5.  Swage from the top to down.  (Alcohol makes the swaging force
       lower)
  6.  Dry the alcohol.  (normal volatilize)

This method can used for any clean room swage process.