Dual Head Mount
Original Publication Date: 1986-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
With increasing track density in magnetic tape drives and the need to simultaneously read or write on a plurality of tracks, it is sometimes necessary to provide more than one read/write head module. It is essential that each head module be aligned with each other head module. The structure shown in the figure provides a dual head mount for adjustably aligning and mounting two head modules. Recording heads 3 and 4 are mounted on each side of the central leg of head mount 1. The heads 3 and 4 are pivotally attached to the base portion of mount 1 at pivot points B and C, respectively. Head mount 1 is pivotally attached to a base plate 2 at pivot point A. Mounting screw 5holds the mount 1 on base plate 2.