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Milli-Actuators Used As A PFA Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016033D
Original Publication Date: 2002-May-16
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

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Output of the PZT on a milli-acutator is used to (1) detect head/disk contact during load/unload operation, (2) detect friction between the slider and disk during flying, (3) determine the disk profile (4) determine which slider loads and/or unloads first in a multiple head system. Also, a multiplexing system to measure the output of the individual PZT, if desired. The milli-actuator is used as a built in sensor. Since the milli-actuator is built in to the system, there is virtually no added cost. 0.000 0.004 0.008 0.012 0.016 LDV, PZT, and Capacitance during loading capacitance (2pF/div) PZT output