Compact Fixed Head Bar
Original Publication Date: 1979-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20
A bar assembly for a fixed head array includes a plurality of heads fastened to a support by suspension flexures in juxtaposition. A strut is rotationally mounted to engage the suspension flexures so as to hold the magnetic heads away from transducing position when the strut is activated. A detent mechanism which includes a spring detent finger for engaging notches in the shaft which rotates the strut is used to hold the strut in contact and out of contact with the suspension flexures.