Head Load/Unload Device for In-Line Suspensions With Rotary Actuators
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Figs. 1, 2 and 3 show a small motor and gear box 1 which is mounted on the rotary assembly and drives an eccentric cam 2 to impart linear movement to the slide bar assembly 3. The slide bar assembly 3 moves along the outer edge and the slot in arm 7. At the end of the slide bar assembly, nearest the transducer head, is attached a flat metal spring 5 which when the slide bar assembly is extended, moves down and (Image Omitted) pushes the head and suspension assembly 6 away from the disk's surface. When the slide bar assembly 3 is retracted, the spring rides back up the suspension and rests on the mounting plate of the suspension, which is supported by the arm, allowing the head and suspension assembly 6 to float freely on the disk's surface.