Rigid Ramp Head Suspension Formed Integrally With Load Beam
Original Publication Date: 1985-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19
A magnetic head suspension is shown in which an integrally formed ramp is produced to establish the correct angle of the suspension relative to the head arm. The suspension 1 comprises a base portion 2 which is integrally formed with the load beam portion 3 of the suspension. The load beam portion 2 of the suspension tapers to an end (not shown) upon which a magnetic head slider (not shown) is mounted, as known in the art. The base portion of the suspension is formed by bending the end back on itself to produce straight sections 4, 5 which diverge at a predetermined small angle R which is chosen to establish the correct angle of the suspension relative to the head arm 6. The angle R is established by holding the sections 4 and 5 in fixed positions and producing welds 7 to fix end portion 8 to straight section 4.