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Cartridge Handling and Transporting Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036070D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Bouchard, KJ Guzman, AM Koski, MS [+details]

Abstract

These devices are used in tape or optical disk libraries for removal or insertion of cartridges from or into drives or storage cells. They are generally called pickers. The picker performs several functions. Gripping a cartridge Pulling a cartridge into its carrying enclosure for transporting (Image Omitted) Inserting the cartridge into a drive or storage cell and releasing the grip Rotating the cartridge about its longitudinal axis (rotate) Rotating a cartridge about its transverse axis (flip)