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Reel To Reel Drive System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052788D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Hu, PY Bareman, PR [+details]

Abstract

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.