Send-Ahead Staging for Single-Gripper Picker in Optical Library
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
An optical disk library may use one or more robotically controlled pickers to load optical cartridges into optical drives and to put unloaded cartridges into storage slots. Each picker would have one or more cartridge grippers. This article describes how to improve the cartridge-load response time of an optical library which has only one cartridge gripper mechanism on its single robotic picker.