HSA Wire Guide
Original Publication Date: 1992-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Barenboim, M: AUTHOR [+3]
Disclosed is a wire guide used in a process of attaching wires to the head suspension assembly (HSA). HSA is a part of the hard disc drive's actuator.
HSA Wire Guide
a wire guide used in a process of attaching
wires to the head suspension assembly (HSA). HSA is a part of the
hard disc drive's actuator.
Fig. 1 shows
HSA which consists of magnetic read and write head
1 with its four pads 2, load beam 3, and a wire harness 4.
depicts the wire harness prior to its installation
within the HSA. It consists of KAPTON* 5 with its locating holes 6
and 7 and a window 8, front tube 9, back t4ube 10, and four wires
11 attached to the KAPTON 5.
Fig. 3 shows
detail of the wire guide 12 with its teeth 13 and
grooves 14. Also shown read and write head 1 located within the wire
guide; four wires 11 are attached to the corresponding pads 2.
the Figs. 1, 2 and 3, operator first loads the
read and write head 1 into a wire guide fixture 12. The operator
then loads KAPTON* 5 such that its window 8 fits over the wire guide.
Locating holes 6 and 7 engage with corresponding locating pins of the
wire guide (not shown), thus aligning all four harness wires 11
within the wire guide grooves 14. After bonding the wires to the
head pads 2, the operator removes the KAPTON 5.
* Trademark of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.