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Head Cleaning Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052780D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Graham, S [+details]

Abstract

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.