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Head Suspension System For Flexible Disk Files

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049417D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Bowen, AJ Knappe, LF Wilke, MA [+details]

Abstract

The suspension system of Figs. 1 and 2 has read/write heads 4 mounted in gimbals 5 which provide axes in the roll and pitch directions of the heads. The gimbals 5 are mounted on relatively rigid pivot arms 6 and 7. These pivot arms transmit the normal load to the heads and allow head motion in the direction normal to the flexible disk 8. Therefore, the gimbals 5 allow pitch and roll motion while the pivoted arms 6, 7 allow normal translation of the heads. The load spring 9 applies equivalent normal loads to the read/write heads 4 as a result of applying the spring force between the two pivoted arms 6 and 7.