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Controlled Lift Table for Handling Jumbo Sized Magnetic Media Core

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040979D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Haider, JR Orona, F [+details]

Abstract

This article discloses an electrically controlled lift table to aid in transferring large rolls of magnetic tape media from a receiving area to an environmentally controlled storage facility or vice versa. The large rolls of media, termed "jumbos", are placed on tow carts upon being received. The lift table communicates with the tow cart and a storage facility stacker to aid in the transferring of the jumbo from the cart to the stacker, and subsequent storage in the environmentally controlled core media storage facility or vice versa, if transferring from the storage area to a media slitting area using the same tow cart. The table has a first and second vertical height control mechanism as well as a rotary mechanism for proper positioning of the roll of media onto the stacker, or from the stacker onto the tow cart.