Automatic Cleaning Device for Magnetic Recording Head

A cleaning device for a magnetic recording system that is mechanically actuated by a link to a loading device. A method of cleaning the recording head of a magnetic tape drive by bringing a brush into contact with the head by the movement of the loading device and by using the head actuator to move the head against the brush. A method to dynamically adjust the duration of the cleaning to the contamination.

US Patent 6,359,751