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Linear DC Motor Print Hammer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000069282D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Bateson, JE Kulterman, RW [+details]

Abstract

A simple hammer design is described that is small and lightweight for impact printing using a linear DC motor. This design allows print impact energy to be controlled electrically during printing of characters. Varying energy levels can be obtained easily and feedback speed control can be utilized if necessary.