High Acceleration Reel to Reel Tape Drive
Original Publication Date: 1980-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13
An improved reel-to-reel tape drive system is shown in the figure. Magnetic media from a supply reel is directed over a first idler and around an idler A connected via an actuator arm to a tape accelerator motor. The tape path continues around a third idler and past a first guide, the magnetic head, and a second guide, and then around a fourth idler wheel which could also double as a tachometer. The tape path continues around idler B which is also connected to the actuator arm.