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Flexible Tape Reel

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000097138D
Original Publication Date: 1962-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dombroski, EL: AUTHOR

Abstract

In handling either magnetic or paper tape during rewinding on a reel such as 10, the tape tends to pack erratically. This results in edge damage during reeling and in later handling. The erratic packing is due to the distance between flanges which must be greater than the width of the tape in this type of design because of flange instability due to warpage, etc.

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Flexible Tape Reel

In handling either magnetic or paper tape during rewinding on a reel such as 10, the tape tends to pack erratically. This results in edge damage during reeling and in later handling. The erratic packing is due to the distance between flanges which must be greater than the width of the tape in this type of design because of flange instability due to warpage, etc.

The reel shown at the left has the usual hub 11 to which is fastened discs 12 of flexible material either metal or plastic. The preferred form is made of MYLAR*. In the idle position the discs are slightly dished as shown in full line. During rewinding, the discs assume the dotted line position and, in so doing, tend to guide and pack the tape evenly. Because warpage or dish of a flange is outward, the distance between flanges at the hub can be held close to the width of the tape thus insuring good tape packing. *MYLAR is a trademark of Dupont.

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