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Remotely Controlled Two Speed Drive Mechanism Having a Clutch

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040583D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Richey, JP Rubeling, RR [+details]

Abstract

A two-speed drive mechanism, which also has a neutral position when its clutch is inactivated, is moved into either of the two driving speeds through its clutch being activated from a remote control signal. The drive mechanism is mounted on a movable carrier to provide two different feed outputs depending on which of the two drive positions that the clutch is in. The mechanism also has automatic wear compensation. A mechanism 1 is mounted on a movable carrier of a printer, for example, and can be utilized, for example, to feed an increment ribbon mechanism on a printer at two different feed rates in response to a remote control signal. The mechanism 1 includes a drum 2 having a pair of cables 3 and 4 wrapped therearound.