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Ratchet Control Of Cable Drive For Printer Escapement

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000053455D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Brown, CG [+details]

Abstract

Drive systems for printers conventionally may fall into one of two categories: lead screw or cable. A cable system is less expensive than lead screw, but a lead screw is much easier to control with a DC motor than a cable system. Moreover, power requirements for a lead screw type escapement system are somewhat higher than for a cable system inasmuch as a lead screw suffers the normal deficiencies of increased friction.