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Soft Sensing End of Ribbon

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037740D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

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DiIorio, RW Engle, DE [+details]


Reliable end of ribbon sensing can be done without the use of dedicated sensors by monitoring the frequency of a feedback signal generated by a driven stepper motor. This same signal is commonly used for controlling the linear ribbon velocity.