Original Publication Date: 1986-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
U.S. Patent 4,458,274 describes a fixture for aligning the head of a flexible disk drive during manufacture of the drive. In that patent it is contemplated that the various mechanical forces applied to the disk drive undergoing head alignment be substantially identical to those which will subsequently occur when the finished disk drive is put into use. An example of one such force is the force by which the master disk is loaded onto the spindle of the disk drive undergoing alignment.