Centering and Clamping a Floppy Disk in a Diskette Drive
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
The diskette drive shown above is designed to receive a rigid cartridge 8 containing a floppy disk 17. The cartridge is position registered in the drive, and thereafter the floppy disk is centered and clamped by collet 14. To insure proper centering of the floppy disk on the spindle 16, the disk is centered and clamped by collet 14 onto spindle 16 before the recording head pressure pad and the disk cleaning pad are brought into contact with the disk. The sequential operations of clamping the disk, lowering the pressure pad and raising the disk cleaning pad are all accomplished by the operator moving handle 11 and thus lever 12 from left to right after the cartridge has been inserted. drive.