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One Piece Cleaner Blade/Tape Guide

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000058892D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Shafaat, ST [+details]

Abstract

Due to space limitations in small tape drives, all the tape path components need to be small. Usually cleaner blades consist of specially shaped carbide/ceramic/saphire (or other wear resistant material) pieces epoxied to a holder. The holder, in turn, is mounted in the tape path, separately from the guides, with each component occupying tape path space.