Integral Clutch Driven Ribbon Drive System
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
The power required to drive a ribbon through a print mechanism is supplied through a clutch assembly integrally mounted in the drive system. The drive shaft may be engaged by any type of clutch including a spring clutch or roller clutch as illustrated in Figures 1 and 2, respectively.