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Electronic Slip Compensation for Wire Rope Drives of Printer Carriages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000053713D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Goldrian, G [+details]

Abstract

In the case of stepper motor-controlled printer carriages, which are driven by means of a wire rope in line direction, a slip occurs particularly as a result of the starting and the braking phase. If a coding disk fixed to the axle of the stepper motor is used to trigger the print-out pulse, this slip leads to a particular point on the wire rope becoming displaced with respect to a particular point on the coding disk.