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Dynamic Head/suspension Assembly Preload Adjustment Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061409D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

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Weisensel, GN [+details]


A piezoelectric bender is used to dynamically adjust the preload on the slider air bearing surface of a magnetic recording head/ suspension assembly. This allows changes in the head flying height to optimize head/disk interface characteristics during file operations such as start/stop cycles, crash stops, and idle periods.