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Band Printer System With Offset Stators

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040431D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Mathews, RD Sitton, WW [+details]

Abstract

The band printer system, shown in the figures, utilizes a configuration having offset stators in a modular assembly. Referring to Fig. 1, the system includes a plurality of hammer modules 1. Each module has a dual stator 2 and coil 3 assembly in a housing 4. The housing has a slot 5 defined by the two stators for receiving a slider 6. The slider is free to translate left-to-right upon applying an electric current. The slider is connected to hammer- actuating lever 7. When the slider translates, the hammer-actuating lever moves the hammer 8 toward the print band 9. The hammer is returned to rest by a return spring 10.