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Minimizing Magnetic Tape Surface Wear during Accessing in Loop System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000094873D
Original Publication Date: 1965-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 26K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Woodin, RC: AUTHOR

Abstract

The access chute is for transporting a magnetic tape loop from a storage area to a reading station.

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Minimizing Magnetic Tape Surface Wear during Accessing in Loop System

The access chute is for transporting a magnetic tape loop from a storage area to a reading station.

Magnetic tape loop 10 is transported from a storage area, not shown, to a reading station, not shown, via an access chute, a section of which is shown. The access chute is comprised of upper wall 12 and lower wall 14. The chute is enclosed by back wall 16 and front wall 18.

The upper and lower walls 12 and 14 are formed in a scalloped or sinusoidal shape. Such presents a much smaller wall surface actually touching the tape as it travels through the chute. This substantially reduces the contact area and hence the friction wear on the tape surface.

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