Friction control of active-head slider during flying height adjustment

Lizhi Su, Junguo Xu, Masayuki Kurita, Koji Kato, Koshi Adachi, Yoshihiko Miyake

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Abstract

To reduce the risk of head crash when a slider contacts a smooth disk during flying height adjustment, a novel tapping method for reducing the friction and lowering the risk of head crash was developed. An active-head slider was designed and fabricated to demonstrate the usefulness of tapping approach. It is also found that micro-vibration is significantly effective in avoiding a high friction force and protecting a head from the crash due to head-disk contact during the flying height adjustment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference, IJTC 2004
Pages1405-1412
Number of pages8
EditionPART B
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event2004 ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 2004 Oct 242004 Oct 27

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference, IJTC 2004
NumberPART B

Conference

Conference2004 ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period04/10/2404/10/27

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