Combination of Rotary and Linear Actuators
Original Publication Date: 1984-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-03
The figure shows a disk file 10 in which data is recorded by mounting the center of rotation of the rotary actuator on the end of the arm of the linear actuator. As shown in the figure, two head arms 20 and 21 are mounted to the rotary actuator such that one head arm services band 1 and the other head arm services band 3. Movement of the center of the rotation of the rotary actuator by energizing the linear actuator provides for the servicing of bands 2 and 4 on the disk by the respective head arms. A second linear/rotary actuator combination 30 is employed to service bands 5 through 8 on the disk.