Functional Testing of 48-Tracks-Per-Inch, Two-Sided 5»-Inch Diskettes
Original Publication Date: 1985-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18
This article describes a functional testing apparatus for testing 48 tracks-per-inch (TPI), two-sided 5" diskettes. The drive apparatus, disclosed herein, is shown in the configuration of Fig. 1 to comprise a mechanical unit 1, an interconnect unit 2, a prolog unit 3, and an auxiliary chassis 4. Fig. 2 is a top detail view and Fig. 3 is a front view of the mechanical unit which comprises a clamp assembly 5, a spindle assembly 6 and three carriage assemblies 7. The clamp assembly has a base plate 8, two support shafts 9, and a brace and clamp 11 with attached hardware.