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Rotate Homing Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048386D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Iorio, DV: AUTHOR

Abstract

The rotate honing tool 10 is a pointer 12 that fits snugly over the cap 14 of the type element 16. By measuring the motion at the tip 12 of the tool 10, the motion of the type element, that previously could only be guessed, is determinable. The tip 12 of the tool 10 moves ten times more than the skirt 18 of the element 16, so measuring the tool motion in 1/100ths of an inch corresponds to 1/1000ths of an inch at the type head 16 skirt. In addition to enabling the machine to be accurately homed, instead of by trial and error, headplay can now be measured. The figure shows the tool 10 when it is attached to the cap 14 of the element 16. A scale 20 is positioned at the tip 12 of the tool 10 so that the motion can be measured.

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Rotate Homing Tool

The rotate honing tool 10 is a pointer 12 that fits snugly over the cap 14 of the type element 16. By measuring the motion at the tip 12 of the tool 10, the motion of the type element, that previously could only be guessed, is determinable. The tip 12 of the tool 10 moves ten times more than the skirt 18 of the element 16, so measuring the tool motion in 1/100ths of an inch corresponds to 1/1000ths of an inch at the type head 16 skirt. In addition to enabling the machine to be accurately homed, instead of by trial and error, headplay can now be measured. The figure shows the tool 10 when it is attached to the cap 14 of the element 16. A scale 20 is positioned at the tip 12 of the tool 10 so that the motion can be measured.

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