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Direct Access Storage Device (DASD) Motor Holder And Transfer Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119451D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 1 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hoffman, RJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Described is a direct access storage device (DASD) motor holder and transfer tool designed to pick up and handle small DASD drive motors. It works well for both left and right handed operators.

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Direct Access Storage Device (DASD) Motor Holder And Transfer Tool

      Described is a direct access storage device (DASD) motor holder
and transfer tool designed to pick up and handle small DASD drive
motors.  It works well for both left and right handed operators.

      As illustrated in the figure, it consists of a handle 1 which
is made from Delrin* (it can also be made from any other cleanroom
approved material).  Teflon* or other fluoropolymers will not be as
effective because of their natural lubricity.  To use, the operator
grasps the handle 1 and depresses the indentation 2 with his thumb
and forefinger.  This causes the gripping jaws 3 to open allowing the
opening to be slipped over a cylindrical object such as a DASD
spindle motor.  Once the object is secured, the pressure exerted at
the indentation 2 is released, thus firmly grasping the object.  It
can then be picked up, examined or transported to another location by
an operator wearing clean room gloves (the hands never touch the
object).
* Delrin and Teflon are trademarks of DuPont Co., Inc.

      Disclosed anonymously.