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Print Coil Height Checking Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000057623D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Barenboim, M Doll, CP Frohman, RJ Judd, ME Reynolds, SR [+details]

Abstract

In the printhead for a wire printer it is critical for the top of the print coil to be lower than the face of the stator by a specific minimum dimension. The present embodiment of a Height Checking Device measures that dimension and marks those coils which are too high. Marked coils are then manually replaced. (Image Omitted) Fig. 1 shows the printhead subassembly checked by this device. It consists of print coils 1 installed on stators mounted in a ring on stator plate 2 and assembled with PC card 3. Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional view of one magnet position showing the dimension 6 to be measured, which is the difference in height between the top of coil 1 and the face of the stator 5.