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.
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Friction Control of Active-Head Slider During Flying Height Adjustment
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Su, L, Xu, J, Kurita, M, Kato, K, Adachi, K, & Miyake, Y. "Friction Control of Active-Head Slider During Flying Height Adjustment." Proceedings of the ASME/STLE 2004 International Joint Tribology Conference. ASME/STLE 2004 International Joint Tribology Conference, Parts A and B. Long Beach, California, USA. October 24–27, 2004. pp. 1425-1432. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/TRIB2004-64067
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