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Constant Force Electro Erosion Print Stylus Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052822D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

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Giordano, FP Henshaw, RJ [+details]


The conventional method of adjusting stylus force is by increasing or decreasing the tension on the stylus spring. This setting is quite sensitive because too high a force results in paper burnishing while too low a force results in no printing at all. As the print wire wears, its force decreases and necessitates readjustment.