Reel To Reel Drive System
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
A single motor can drive both reels of a reel-to-reel tape drive system The drive and take-up reels of the unit are connected by shafts to a duplicate set of drive and take-up reels, which includes a separate web. The separate web is driven by a capstan directly connected to the motor. A suitable tension connection keeps the web tight on the duplicate take-up reel. A continuous ribbon can be used to drive the duplicate drive and take-up reels with the ribbon endlessly coupled around the outer diameter of the separate web.