Load Beam Antiwind-Up Structure
Original Publication Date: 1984-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05
A transducer head mounting assembly includes a stiff load beam with added formed tabs which closely approach the slider mounting groove sidewall, but do not interfere with the normal function of the slider, suspension and load beam. The tabs limit the ability of the mounting assembly to "wind up" when stiction occurs. The tabs quickly engage the suspension groove sidewalls to limit the rebound force that can cause damage to the head, disk or both. Fig. 1 shows a typical transducer carrying slider 4 with a mounting groove 5 (the nearer wall portion defining the mounting groove being broken away to expose the suspension 6). The load beam 7 (Fig. 2) is normally a stiff single-channel device. As shown, two added formed tabs 8 extend transversely and down from the principal channel portion of load beam 7. As illustrated in Fig.