Original Publication Date: 1982-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
An air bearing for a magnetic tape drive can include a foil face that is wrapped over a bearing block having the desired radius. One end of the foil has a registration hole that is placed over a pin for alignment. The other end of the foil includes a tensioning mechanism to pull the foil taut over the face of the bearing block.