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Minimizing Skew Angle Error in a Low Cost Two-Spring Actuator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035876D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Chainer, TJ Hammer, R Hegde, SG Sri-Jayantha, M Thompson, DA [+details]

Abstract

Disclosed is an actuator for magnetic recording disk drives which is frictionless, particle-free, low mass and has minimal skew angle error over the data band. Driven by a voice coil motor (VCM), this system is capable of meeting the access time requirements of most magnetic recording systems.