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Piezoceramic Ballistic Wire Matrix Print Head

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046120D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Giordano, FP [+details]

Abstract

Conventional wire matrix print heads are solenoid-driven and are speed- limited because of their power dissipation. The packaging of the head is also a problem because of the need to dissipate the heat in the coils, which prevents compact design. Typical power requirements for solenoid-driven wire matrix heads is 9 watts per wire at 900 Hz.