Head Cleaning Device
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
A transducing head for a magnetic media can be cleaned without entering the device box by the use of a swab mounted on the end of a flexible wand. A track with suitable grooves for guiding the wand is provided from the head element to an external access position. A sensor prevents the intrusion of both the magnetic media and the cleaning wand at the same time.