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Assembly For Uniform Tape Tension in Tape Slitter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052071D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Beach, LR Croissant, LL [+details]

Abstract

In order to slit computer tape to very tight width and straightness tolerances the tape web must be pulled through the slitter blades at a uniform tension across the width of the tape web, and at a constant tension along the length of the web. In addition, the individual tape ribbons must be separated from the adjacent tape ribbons as they leave the slitter blades to keep the tape edges from rubbing against one another and thus damage the tape.