Diskette Pick-Up and Separation Arrangement and Method
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
This article describes an arrangement and method for picking up five and one-quarter inch diskettes utilizing a pneumatic elevator and a diskette pick-up head. An air separation device is included to keep one diskette from sticking to another when being picked up. The diskette pick-up arrangement is shown in Fig. 1 and comprises an elevator 1 and diskette pick-up arm and head assembly. The system will be described by reviewing a typical cycle. Assume a full diskette holder 10 has been loaded onto platform 9 by an operator, and a machine cycle start button (not shown) has been depressed. Vacuum is applied to the pick-up head 2 via vacuum lines 4; this vacuum being ultimately applied at the curved pick-up surface 3.