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Platen Assembly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045403D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Claassen, C: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

In wire matrix printers, it is desirable to reduce the noise level as much as possible. One manner in which this can be done is to reduce the noise level caused by the wires continually being actuated against a platen.

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Platen Assembly

In wire matrix printers, it is desirable to reduce the noise level as much as possible. One manner in which this can be done is to reduce the noise level caused by the wires continually being actuated against a platen.

In a matrix printer, a conventional platen 10 is connected to the frame 12 by conventional means. A laminated piece of 40 to 60 durometer rubber 14 may be sandwiched between two pieces of metal. One of the pieces is platen 10 and the other piece is a back plate 16, as shown in the figure. The back plate 16, rubber 14 and platen 10 are connected by fasteners 18. It should be noted that back plate 16 and platen 10 should be of the same or similar property material.

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