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Cartridge Storage Units

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000043053D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Gresham, DM Kelley, TF Yenerich, PC [+details]

Abstract

Magnetic tape cartridges can be stored in units for maximum efficiency of floor space and for heat protection in the event of fire. The storage units can comprise a pull-out arrangement or a free-standing vertical column panel concept for storing a plurality of cartridges. A panel storage unit is shown in Fig. 1. The panel unit can include free standing rows or channels. The units can be locked for security by either a panel fitted over the cartridge storage areas or a tracking tambour door can be drawn across the storage area for security. A storage arrangement for cartridges can also comprise a pull-out drawer design. Each unit can include a plurality of drawers, four per unit shown in Fig. 2. Access to the cartridges can be from both sides of the drawers when a drawer is pulled from the unit.