Apparatus for lifting tape edges above path of rotating head
US T941022 I4
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PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2, 1975 T941,022 APPARATUS FOR LIFTING TAPE EDGES ABOVE PATH OF ROTA'ITNG HEAD Frederic F. Freeman, Boulder County, and Ernest P. Kollar, Weld County, Colo., assignors to International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, N.Y.
Filed Dec. 23, 1974, Ser. No. 535,407 Int. Cl. Gllb 15/60 U.S. Cl. 360-130 2 Sheets Drawing. 6 Pages Specification Disclosed herein is a mandrel 10A and 10B on which tape 32 is helically wrapped 360 about the mandrel. A rotor 11 in the longitudinal center of the mandrel carries a magnetic head 12 to transversely scan the helically wrapped tape 32. Entry and exit ramps 16 and 22 on the mandrel are provided where the tape enters and exits the mandrel. The function of these ramps is to lift the edge of the tape adjacent the path of the rotating head 12 as the head crosses the edges of the tape 32. This lifting by the ramps prevents the head from striking the edges of the tape and thus damaging the head and the tape. Both the ramps and the mandrel are made from porous material so as to be air bearing.
Dec. 2, 1975 F. R. FREEMAN et a1. T941,022
APPARATUS F LIFTING TAPE EDGES ABOVE PAT F ROTATING HEAD Original Filed Dec. 23, 1974 Sheet 1 of 2 Dec. 2, 1975 F. R. FREEMAN et a1. APPARATUS FOR LIFTING TAPE EDGES ABOVE PATH OF ROTATING HEAD Original Filed Dec. 23, 1974 FIG. 3
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