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Aerosol Relubrication of Disk Files

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037503D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Yeack Scranton, CE Thompson, DA [+details]

Abstract

Disk file failures are attributed to depletion of lubricant film thickness or deterioration of lubricant films during disk file operation. Two methods are described here for depositing lubricant films by introducing an aerosol of solvent droplets, e.g., Freon, with a small percentage of lubricant in a carrier gas, such as air, into the Head Disk Assembly (HDA).