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Tape Reel Hub

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000053612D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Graham, SM Richard, ME Winarski, DJ [+details]

Abstract

Tape drives store media by winding the tape under tension onto a hub. When the hub of the reel is accelerated or decelerated, the spirally-layered media should act as a solid disc. That is, the media should accelerate and decelerate without interlayer slip along the tangential direction of the reel. The reel hub material and dimensions must be considered to minimize the interlayer slip.